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Old 10-02-2004, 10:59 PM   #1
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gentoo -> windows xp pro samba problems

im having troubles with samba accessing a windows xp professional machine from a gentoo (newest build) machine. here's what i get if I try smbclient or mount -t smbfs:
Anonymous login successful
Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
tree connect failed: NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
EVEN THOUGH i made SURE that anonymous login was possible on the shared directory's properties menu under 'sharing'.
another problem I have noticed is that RPC (remote procedure protocol) doesn't seem to work at all on my windows machine. My copy of windows is illegal so I might have thought that was a contributor aswell.

so far i've tried using smbclient and mount. same error on both. I can access the share on my windows machine locally using start>run "\\*computer*\*share*"

I think that's it. if any of you know what I could be doing wrong here or why the heck RPC doesn't work then by all means reply.
thanks in advance.

Last edited by mangolicious; 10-02-2004 at 11:00 PM.
Old 10-03-2004, 03:47 AM   #2
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It might be a stretch, but you should check if file and printer sharing is turned on on your Windows machine. Also, check access priviledges on the directory you're trying to share. Try using quotes when you reference your shares as well. eg:

mount -t smbfs -o username=<windows account> "//<windows address/netbios name>/SharedDocs" /<mount point>

You might also want to not admit on a PUBLIC forum that you use pirated software......
Old 10-03-2004, 07:04 AM   #3
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by anonymous i assume you mean that you have allows full access to an account with no password. AFAIK the only other way is to use simple file sharing. even then I thought you had to provide a valid username but I don't use it so I could be wrong
Old 10-03-2004, 10:28 AM   #4
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by anonymous, I mean it's a shared resource that is public. you don't even need a username. It's kind of a moot point by now as my windows xp partition stopped working completely (knoppix to the rescue!!!! ). Once I get it working again, I'll try doing what you suggested. thanks for all your help. I didn't know how to specify a username until now.


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