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Old 08-26-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
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setting up a network between a linux and win box


I am new to networks. I have Mandrake 9.1 and windows 98. I want to set up a network between these two. I read a bit on the internet about it but can't get it to work.

In windows, I have a directory named "Public" in C:/. In linux, I created a directory /mnt/winshare. These are the options that I added in /etc/samba/smb.conf:

path = /var/public
comment = Public Folder
public = yes
only guest = yes
force directory mode = 777
delete readonly = yes
create mode = 777
wide links = no
force create mode = 777
directory mode = 777

But the rest of the file, I haven't touched it at all. Then I did:

/etc/init.d/smb restart


mount -t smbfs -o username=myusername,password=mypasswd //myIP/Public /mnt/winshare/

And I get this error:

Error connecting (Operation already in progress)

So, what is the problem? And where do I have to ceck to make sure that I put the right IP?

I hope this is enough information. Maybe there is some stuff I have to add to smb.conf?

I really don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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