I've a problem accessing my Red Hat 9.0 share( /tmp ), from my Windows XP laptop.
Laptop : Dell Inspiron 5150 + D-Link 614+ Router, Laptop connected thro' cable
Linux : Red Hat 9.x[ 2.4.20-27.9 ], Samba[ 2.2.7a-security-rollup-fix ]
I followed the instructions in Red Hat Samba Manual
and want to share /tmp to be
accessible from my laptop.
I'm able to see the Samba Server under "workgroup", but when I click it says
//Localhost is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the adminstrator of this server to find
out if you have the access permissions.
You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the
network. Go to the System in Control Panel to change hte computer
name and try again.
First of all, I don't duplicate computer names - Laptop is called "xyz" and the Linux
machine is called just localhost
[root@localhost samba]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail.
#127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
<IP> localhost.localdomain localhost
But one related confusion is as why am I seeing both this samba servername and
my laptop's description( instead of the name ) in my Network Neighbourhood ???
In the Samba Server Config., I've "share" authentication mode and I've a setup an
account( samba ) account, which is actually an existing account to the Red Hat.
Also added is a share( /tmp ), which i've given access to everyone, not only to this
What am I doing wrong ???? Appreciate your time and help.