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I'm running samba on my linux PC, and am having trouble seeing my linux files from Windows Explorer in XP on my Windows PC.
I have samba up and running in Linux, and can view and mount shared files from my Windows PC.
I think I have opened ports 137, 138, and 139 using iptables commands in my rc.local file.
When I navigate through My Network Places / Entire Network / Microsoft Windows Network, I can successfully see the workgroup which I set up in my smb.conf file ("Linuxtest"). However, if I click on it, I get the message "Linuxtest is not accessible. You might not have permission..."
I have googled this problem quite a bit, and have found that this is a common problem, but cannot seem to find a soultion that works for me. My default username in windows is "Dave" and my username in Linux is "dave". I have created a samba userid "dave" corresponding to my Linux userid. I'm not sure if this matters, as I have no password set up in XP, and don't get prompted at any point for a password when I try to connect from Windows to Linux via Network Places/samba.
Can anyone see where I'm going wrong?
Here is my smb.conf file:
# Global parameters
workgroup = LinuxTest
server string = Samba Server
security = user
ssl CA certDir = /etc/ssl/certs
log file = /var/log/samba.%m
max log size = 50
dns proxy = No
;wins support = yes
;wins server = 192.168.1.2
hosts allow = 192.168.1. 127.
;socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
comment = Home Directories
read only = No
browseable = No
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
guest ok = yes
print ok = yes
path = /tmp
guest ok = yes
Here is how things look from the Linux side:
root:/etc/samba > smbclient -L desktop2004 -N
added interface ip=192.168.1.3 bcast=192.168.1.255 nmask=255.255.255.0
Got a positive name query response from 192.168.1.2 ( 192.168.1.2 )
Domain=[DAVESWORLD] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
E$ Disk Default share
IPC$ IPC Remote IPC
print$ Disk Printer Drivers
G$ Disk Default share
F$ Disk Default share
Printer2 Printer CutePDF Printer
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
Printer Printer hp officejet g series
DESKTOP2004 Home Office Desktop PC