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Old 02-01-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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cant connect to smb shares


Hi Folks,

Need a little help connecting to my windows shares, I did a couple searches, but couldn't find any straight answers.


Here's how my simple network is set up:


Internet--->[DSL Modem]--->[DLink Ethernet Broadband Router]
_____________________________________|_______________|
_____________________________________|_______________|
_____________________________Slackware Box___Windows Box
_____________________________"godzillax"________"skywalker"
_____________________________192.168.0.100___192.168.0.101


Hopefully my little diagram doesn't mess up. Basically there's a windows box named skywalker on the same subnet as my slackware box (godzillax).

Skywalker has a windows share called "donkey"

Using ping godzillax is unable to ping skywalker, but it can ping 192.168.0.101. Likewise, skywalker is unable to ping godzillax, but it can ping 192.168.0.100.

When I run:

# smbclient //192.168.0.101/donkey

i get the error:

added interface ip=192.168.0.100 bcast=192.168.0.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
timeout connecting to 192.168.0.101:139
Error connecting to 192.168.0.101 (Operation already in progress)
Connection to 192.168.0.101 failed

So I'd like to be able to communicate by machine names first of all. If I'm not mistaken, that's netBIOS that does that correct? Does samba take care of netbios? I have smbd and nmbd processes running.

Thanks for your help!

murray_linux

Last edited by murray_linux; 02-01-2004 at 03:09 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #2
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UPDATE:

i can now connect. Turns out Norton Personal Firewall was blocking the port. But I still have to use IP address to connect. how do i set up netbios?
 
Old 02-02-2004, 10:03 AM   #3
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update to the update

the windows box can now ping the slackware box by machine name. I had to add

netbios name = godzillax

in smb.conf, and restart samba.

but i still cannot connect to the windows box, "skywalker" by machine name. any ideas?

Thanks!
 
Old 02-02-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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ill move this over to the networking section.
 
  


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