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well i am unable to configure and run my samba i am using RED HAT 9.0, well i have searched the previos posts and got some web-pages which are really very helpful, but i am unable to understand where i am missing out. I am using cable internet, with a proxy server. I am able to use the internet easily on my linux box. The proxy server is winxp.
Its ip address is 192.168.0.1
the Primary dsn is 126.96.36.199
the Secondry dsn is 188.8.131.52
now my ip address is 192.168.0.8.
well whenever i am starting my "Network Servers" from the GNOME then i am getting a message with a title window "Can't Display Location"
Couldn't display "smb:///", because Nautilus cannot contact the SMB master browser.
Check that an SMB server is running in the local network.
Well i have started the SMB server and i have made sure that it is running by confirming the services ..
service smb restart
So could you please tell me how to connect to a network i am woking in, and also to browse through the shared folders withing my network.
i am able to ping my computers in my network with out any problem
1. your gateway cannot be 255.255.255.0 (this must be the netmask)
2. and what is the IP Address of the machine on which smb is running? can u ping it? can u see all [OK] when u do service smb restart on the samba server?
3. what do u mean by starting network servers from gnome?
Since we are in the same city, feel free to contact me at 9899010103, so that we can try and sort this out faster.
If I am not wrong, you are talking about 2 different things:
1. Connecting your internal LAN(192.168.0.0) to the internet
2. Running SAMBA within your LAN so that u can exchange files between the windoze and linux boxes.
In this you are experiencing that you cannot start the samba daemons. So if this is correct, I would require a bit more information from you:
1. What domain/workgroup name is set on the Win machines?
2. Have you entered the same name in your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?]
3. When you restart the smb daemons, what do u see? It should be something like:
[root@linuxbox root]# service smb restart
Shutting down SMB services: [ OK ]
Shutting down NMB services: [ OK ]
Starting SMB services: [ OK ]
Starting NMB services: [ OK ]
Then if you type service smb status at the prompt:
u shoud get something like:
[root@linuxbox root]# service smb status
smbd (pid 11222) is running...
nmbd (pid 11226) is running...
respected subhasis, thankyou very much,, i followed your steps carefully and now my network is up and i can view my files on the remote windows machine and vice-versa.. thankyou very much for you support,i would be glad enough if you could be me any of your email address...
i cannot send private messages to you since i am not a member.. i would also like to be a member how would that be possible