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Old 02-18-2005, 06:09 PM   #1
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Question Samba, connect one way but not the other?

Hello. I have Samba setup and a small network setup. An ethernet cord goes between a Windows XP machine and a Debian machine. I can access the Debian machine from windows and drag and drop files and everything works great. However, when I try accessing windows from the Linux machine it doesn't work. Does my username in linux have to be exactly the same as the username in windows? I've tried all the logins I can think of and nothing seems to work. Any thoughts? Thanks for the help!
Old 02-18-2005, 10:47 PM   #2
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each server wil have its own permissions and logon requirements. what kind of windows machine does the share in question reside on? you must have a valid account and permissions on the windows machine as well to access the share.

Old 02-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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I ran the networking file sharing wizard and that fixed everything. It seems file sharing isn't enabled by default. Must be a security issue. Thanks for the help.


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