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Old 10-21-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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RH9 - samba to XP simply question


Because XP is my primary machine (cause of gaming) I always turn it on first.


If i feel the need i will turn this comp on which is the RH9.

when i try to use samba to connect to the XP it comes up with a cant find host (null).

but if i reboot the XP i have no probs at all.

Is it because the XP is master? If so where do i change all those settings?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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IM guessing File print sharing is setup on the xp box?
If so I figure you have a working share with permissions on the xp box as well

If so you should be able to just run smb:/ form your favorite browser in Linux and it should pull up your workgroup then just click through and browse

Hope this helps as im a to
Just loaded up RH9 two days ago
 
Old 10-21-2003, 11:52 AM   #3
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it all works fine if i reboot the XP machine will the linux machine is turned on.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:12 PM   #4
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global] os level = number
Default: 0

Allowable values: number

Sets the candidacy of the server when electing a browse master. Used with the domain master or local master options. You can set a higher value than a competing operating system if you want Samba to win. Windows for Workgroups and Windows 95 use 1, Windows NT client uses 17, and Windows NT Server uses 33.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba...k/appc_01.html
 
Old 10-21-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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Let me also add that here is an example of how to use "os level"

[global]
os level = 80

Note: this goes hand in hand with "domain master":

[global] domain master = boolean
Default: NO

Allowable values: YES, NO

Become a domain master browser list collector if possible for the entire workgroup/domain.

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba...k/appc_01.html
 
Old 10-22-2003, 10:32 AM   #6
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thx jdruin

i tried some of what u suggested but ill have to reboot both machines to see if it worked, will try later. Also i have no idea what u are talking about when it comes to the os level
 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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Sorry. I was respond th question you had:

Is it because the XP is master? If so where do i change all
those settings?

I guess I was in a hurry. The post I made was how to change your OS Level and to set up the Linux Box and the Domain Controller, which means it would keep a list of all the Computer Names on the network and respond to a query from other Computers that asled for that list. I think that is a Micro$oft thing.
 
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Just an idea, how about disabling the master browser and domain master browser in Windows XP? In this way, the RH box is guaranteed to be the winner of all elections I think. There is a setting in the registry for this. I cant verify that it will work. My setup is the opposite, browsing the RH box from Windows XP, with the RH box as domain master, master browser and wins server.
 
  


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