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Old 08-20-2008, 10:59 AM   #1
glore2002
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Cannot access win computers from within my slackware box.


My network (at work) has win computers and one slackware box. After configuring Samba, I can access my slackware box (from win computers) but I cannot access win computers from Slackware box.

From the slackware box, I can see the win workgroup (ws) but when I click on the workgroup icon to access win computers, nothing appears and after a while a message pops up saying "timeout...". I would also like to be able to print through the computer connecte to a win computer.

Win computers can see and access each other perfectly well. And they can also access a shared folder I have in my slackwar box.

What should I do on the win side to share with samba?

This is my smb.conf. Please help me on creating a clean and effective one:

Code:
[global]
workgroup = WS
server string = SLACKWARE9B
security = share
log file = /var/log/samba.%m
max log size = 50
printcap name = cups
show add printer wizard = no
disable spoolss = yes
wins support = yes
map to guest = Bad User
restrict anonymous = no
guest ok = yes
domain master = no
preferred master = no
max protocol = NT
acl compatibility = winnt
ldap ssl = No
server signing = Auto
[COMPARTIDALINUX]
path = /home/docentes/CompartidaLinux/
guest ok = yes
read only = no

[Unnamed]
guest ok = yes
I will appreciate any help. Thanks in advance,
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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What should I do on the win side to share with samba?
What version of Windows are you using? If you are using Windows XP Professional, you will need to setup an account for the user on the Linux box. Or you can do everything from the command line using a pre-existing user on the Windows box.
 
Old 08-20-2008, 12:09 PM   #3
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Windows XP pro

Computers are running WinXP pro.

Those computers have unit D: shared but can't be accessed through slackware. From win computers I can see and access slackware.

Thank you


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Old 08-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Computers are running WinXP pro.

Those computers have unit D: shared but can't be accessed through slackware. From win computers I can see and access slackware.
You can manually access the share using something like this
Code:
# mount -tcifs //MachineName/ShareName /mnt/windows -o username="Windows User"
Where "Windows User" is a valid user on the XP Pro machine. This command will prompt you for the password. There is also a "password" option, but anyone who can run "ps aux" will see your password.
 
  


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