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Old 08-16-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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can's see the samba server at my windows network neiborhood

i'm using red hat linux 9-shrike.i configure the samba server thru the graphics interface.
just like that. i have a windows xp client to access the samba server folder.they can ping each other.but i can't see the shared folder(samba folder) under my network neigborhood(windows xp)

what's the best steps.
Old 08-16-2006, 10:59 AM   #2
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Here are some questions to answer that might lead you to the problem:

- Do the Samba server and the XP machine belong to the same domain/workgroup?
- Is there a WINS server on your network? Does Samba use the WINS server?
- Is Samba acting as the WINS server? Does the XP machine know this?

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yes both my samba server and my xp client are on the same i dont configure wins.
Old 08-18-2006, 03:22 AM   #4
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can U maybe please paste your /etc/samba/smb.conf file?
That helps to figure out what is going on
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Is samba i.e nmbd and smbd running?
Check the nmbd and smbd logs for errors.
Enable netbios over TCP/IP in XP.
open up a xp command window (cmd.exe) and run the command
net view
Post any error messages.


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