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hi everyone i have been working on this prob for about 2 weeks. and ive made some progress however i have come to another problem. i can now access the samba client but the error is "no service is operating at the destination network end point on the remote system" i started samba by typing ./smb start the daemons smb and nmb start. when you setup your smb.conf do i have to enter a username and password in the passwd file for windows. what im trying to say is does my windows password and logon have to be entered into the passwd file on linux?
try smbclient '\\192.168.0.100\homes' -U masand
the ip adress should be of the destnation and masand is the username which is in the files of the destination machine
homes is the directory on which u want to log onto
also u can try out an gui samba manager from samba.org called "xsmbrowser"
it is quite usefull
im using xp and rh8. i want to connect from both.
i can access the samba server from linux by typing smbclient //bmlinux/tmp -U bm
then linux prompts for a password and im in. but i cannont connect to samba from windows or from windows to samba
tmp in my smb.conf file looks like
comment= temporary file
path = /home/bm
read only = no
public = yes
In which case yes, you need a user with the same username as you using under Windows on the Samba server. You'll need to first create the normal Linux user, then add that user to the Samba password file using the smbpasswd command.
I've also heard about problems with session encryption when you are trying to use XP to talk to your Samba server, but I've not actually tried myself.
im not sure what a normal linux user is. i already have a user called bm. do i need a default user. and is this default user in the smb.conf file or just add him to the passwd with no password? am i making any sense? this is an error when i try to access windows from linux
added interface ip=192.168.1.2 bcast=192.168.1.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
session request to 192.168.1.1 failed (Called name not present)
session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
Domain=[MSHOME] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
E$ Disk Default share
IPC$ IPC Remote IPC
print$ Disk Printer Drivers
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
Printer Printer Acrobat Distiller
Originally posted by bm1 what im trying to say is does my windows password and logon have to be entered into the passwd file on linux?
Usually when you try to access from windows to linux, it asks you for both, user and password, so you don´t really need to be the same user at windows and linux.
But if windows only asks for a password then it is assuming that you are connecting with your windows username. In that case, try either adding your xp username in linux or change your xp username to a linux´s user one.
P.D. I´ve not used xp too much but when it asks for just a password I think there´s an option like "connect using a different username" then you can type your linux´s user and pass.
i cant ping the windows hostname from windows if that has anything to do with the prob. i have added my windows username and password to linux using passwd -a my windows user is called root. is that ok? the error message i posted was when i was trying to access windows from linux. heres my smb.conf