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Old 12-15-2004, 09:40 AM   #1
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Having to re-name xp computer every time linux computer is reset

Hi there,
I have setup a linux red hat 9 on a spare computer of mine, and I am using it as a basic server. Primarily it is being used to back up all my work and files. I have setup samba, and when it is first set up there is no problem with the netwroking. I am able to access the the home directory that I set up and it all works. Even when I reset the xp client machine, and then log on again it works fine. However, when I reset the linux serever, and reboot it, and then try to access the files or even the samba host from xp, I get up a warning message saying "You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. Go to system in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again." I do this, and it works fine. However, again when i rest the linux server the same warning comes up. Does anyone have any ideas?
Old 12-15-2004, 05:28 PM   #2
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What does the smb.conf look like?
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Old 12-24-2004, 11:20 AM   #3
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# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/12/24 16:52:54

# Global parameters
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.log
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
printcap name = /etc/printcap
dns proxy = No

comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = No
Old 12-24-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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this is gonna sound pretty dumb, but did you try rebooting the XP box AFTER rebooting the server?
Old 12-24-2004, 02:37 PM   #5
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Not for sure but wouldn't you need to add the following lines to smb.conf

workgroup = the value here would be your workgroup name. Ex: workgroup
server string = the value here would be a name for the machine. Ex: linux1



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