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Old 09-27-2003, 07:41 AM   #1
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can see winxp machine from linux but not the other way


ok finally got to see the files on the winxp machine and access the net throught the xp machine from mandrake but cant seem to see the linux box from windows at all... any ideas on what to check ? I can ping both machines from each other
 
Old 09-27-2003, 07:45 AM   #2
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Old 09-27-2003, 07:56 AM   #3
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yep i have spent ages reading up on ti and still cant figure out why i can see the winxp machine...
 
Old 09-27-2003, 08:21 AM   #4
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What do you mean when you say you can't "see it" It sounds like you may have hidden the machine or something.

Do you mean that you can't access a specific resource or service on the XP machine?
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:14 PM   #5
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What do you mean when you say you can't "see it" It sounds like you may have hidden the machine or something.

Do you mean that you can't access a specific resource or service on the XP machine?
in network neighbourhood on winxp machine the linix machine is not listed at all made a shortcut to the IP of the linux machine and when I try to access it it askes for a login and password
i tried the login for the winxp and the login for root and the login for the other users on the linux pc with the appropriate password but does nothing
 
Old 09-28-2003, 07:43 AM   #6
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Have you added samba user accounts as well as unix user accounts using smbadduser?
 
Old 09-28-2003, 11:59 AM   #7
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I highly recommend to use the SWAT (Samba Web Admistration Tool) to create shares in samba.conf, download and install it. Then open your favourite web browser ang go to http://localhost:901/ acces as root and everything becomes easier. It comes (swat) with a fantastic help section. In samba.conf is where you define what things you share with other machines under OS different than Linux. Take a time to explore and to understand what are you doing and you'll get rewarded! Swat is newbie friendly and relatively newbie proof!
 
Old 09-28-2003, 12:33 PM   #8
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I highly recommend to use the SWAT (Samba Web Admistration Tool) to create shares in samba.conf, download and install it. Then open your favourite web browser ang go to http://localhost:901/ acces as root and everything becomes easier. It comes (swat) with a fantastic help section. In samba.conf is where you define what things you share with other machines under OS different than Linux. Take a time to explore and to understand what are you doing and you'll get rewarded! Swat is newbie friendly and relatively newbie proof!
yes i have tried swat i am sure it is a password issue I am having
this is running SSL also that throws up and error can i turn SSL off ?
 
Old 09-29-2003, 04:20 PM   #9
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I'm not sure about SSL. Anyway here is a segment of my smb.conf swat generated, that allows every window machine on the network to see a directory in my Linux machine, provided the global parameters are well configurated: workgroup, netbios name....

[mp3's]
comment = mp3's located at Linux!
path = /home/myhome/music/mp3's
guest ok = Yes

This simple configuration allows to play mp3's files located in my Linux machine on every windows machine on the network, with WinAmp for example. You can share everything located in a Linux machine with windows machines, even printers, pdf generators. You can specify writable or read only options, users and a lot more. But first know what are you doing. Explore in detail all help section. I'm almost sure You'll find a fix for your specific case. Good luck!
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:00 AM   #10
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yep i have spent ages reading up on ti and still cant figure out why i can see the winxp machine...
I was surprised at this too when I installed Mdk 9.1 for the first time last Friday. I had seen somewhere that Linux could see FAT32 but not NTFS. After the installation, I noticed that I could see the XP NTFS partition. I copied some music, pics, and documents over to the Linux side. I put both drives on my desktop for convienence.

I cannot see Linux from the XP side though, but that doesn't bother me because I can only use XP to get on the net (I am on MSN dial-up which uses a weird connection). I just download Linux stuff from the XP side and transfer it over later.

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:15 AM   #11
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Re: can see winxp machine from linux but not the other way

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... and access the net throught the xp machine from mandrake...
BTW, how did you accomplish this? That would help me on my problem of not being to access the net via Linux.

***never mind*** I see that you are talking about two different machines where I am dual-booting on one hard drive.

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Old 09-30-2003, 10:08 PM   #12
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yep thats right... through a network ... easy to setup I suppose u need to set your modem up if u have one pc thats all and run the wizard to set net access off it
 
  


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