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Old 07-29-2005, 07:09 PM   #1
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Question Mixed Linux, WinXP, Mac OSX network

Two question, probably very simple.

1) In this network, should I encrypt passwords or not? Will encrypted passwords (for WinXP) cause any problems accessing the Mac OSX shares?

2) I must be doing something wrong with Samba from FC4, I cannot detect the WinXP shares at all, yet they are readily visible through VNC. And the WinXP computers detect the Linux box, but are told that it is not accessible, and that there are two computers with the same name (NOT the case), so I cannot access files from either direction.
Old 07-30-2005, 12:13 AM   #2
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I'm not exactly sure what's going on, but can you access shares if you specify them with the IP address?

Say you had share myfiles on your linux box, that was on (whatever). On WinXP you would do \\\myfiles in the address bar. If that works, then you have name resolution issues. If it doesn't, then we have other problems at bay (ports being blocked, protocol issues, whatever).
Old 07-30-2005, 01:45 AM   #3
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Thanks tisource. I have managed to "see" one windows share from FC4 by using the URL (, so there is obviously a name issue in that direction as an attempt to contact the shares by name always fails. Can't "see" the printers connected to that computer though.

In the other direction, WinXP "My network places" identifies the FC4 computer by name, but access is denied to everything on it. I can ping it successfully, but nothing else.


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