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Old 06-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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Sharing files with XP

I have some machines on my network, one of which is running fedora core 2 - the rest are on XP.

I am interested in being able to set up file sharing on the fedora machine so that my windows box can see and write to it. I have read posts around other forums about how to do this, but I am completely stuck...

What I have done so far:

*Tried* to configure samba
Started the smb service
Set the domain to the same as my XP box
Set the hostname to 'andy' in network settings
*Tried* to create a share read/write

I have also tried typing in the IP of the fedora machine in IE, \\\ but it asks for a password.

Can anyone help a COMPLETE newbie to this set up file sharing?


If you need any more info, just say.
Old 06-26-2004, 09:44 AM   #2
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More info:

I have tried booting another machine with Knoppix linux live. I go into konqueror and type lan:// and it asks me fore a password. I enter the username and password for the main account on the fedora box and it shows me the name of the shared folder, "andy". When I click on the shared folder it asks me fore user and pass again, but this time using the ones I did before doesn't work.
Old 06-26-2004, 11:42 AM   #3
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An update:

Some progress has been made. I did as suggested in yet another thread and set up samba to use encrypted passwords and created a user account with the same name and password as on my windows machine. Now, when I go in network places on windows, I can see the samba server. I go to it and see the folder I shared, but when I click on the folder I get this error:

\\\andy is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network rescource. Network access is denied.
Old 06-28-2004, 04:17 AM   #4
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Do you need password authentification? otherwise just set the security= share in the
/etc/samba/smb.conf file. I would look at this file some day, it is very informative
Btw. if you want to mount your windows shares under FC2 don't waste your time with smbmount, it won't work!
Also don't waste time with mount -smbf ... it won't work!
You have to mount it as follows:
mount -t cifs //IP/SharedFolder /mnt/win -o user=Administrator



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