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Old 07-17-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 1 Samba Problems

I've got Fedora Core 1 set up and I'm trying to get Samba (file sharing), FTP, and Web Hosting set up on it.

I purchased the book "Red Hat Linux Bible - Fedora and Enterprise Edition" and have followed all of the instructions to set up Samba. When I first got everything set up for 1 user and I tried to connect to the Linux Box through my WinXP Pro Box, everything worked correctly. I was able to create folders, copy things over, and delete things. Everything seemed to be going well.

The next thing i did was go in, through the terminal, and create another user account (for my room mate). Set everything up for the account and added him to the samba users and set up a share for him. Now when ever i try to connect to the Linux box from the WinXP box i get the following error: "\\Linux is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The Server service is not started."

When I got this error, I did what the "Bible" suggested for trouble shooting. In the Terminal I typed in: "smbclient //Linux/tmp -U *username*" and got the error "NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME"

Anyone have any suggestions?
Old 07-18-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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I think make your freind a user on the Linux machine and the Windows machine ??
Old 07-18-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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I personally got this error when I was recently configuring smb on a five computer network.

I adjusted my ipchains and iptables settings and it went right away.

You also need to add the user to the Windows machine.

I would also check the chmod permissions on your share folder.

I would also make sure that "map to bad user" is uncommented in your samba.conf file.

Also, keep in mind that Windows browsers are buggy.
Old 07-18-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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Are you using user-based authentication?


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