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Old 01-10-2003, 06:35 AM   #1
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redhat 8 and windows XP

i've installed redhat 8.0 on my laptop and i would like to share files with the windows xp machine. I can use the internet that is conected to the XP computer an i can ping both computers.

when i press the linux computer in my browser it comes one error message:

"\\localhost is not accessible ............permission
you where not connected because a duplicate name exist on the network. .................."

What is wrong?
please Help me!!!!


workgroup = jupiter
server string = Higate Samba Server

and at the end i type:

comment = HiGate's stuff
path = /home/higate
valid users = HiGate
public = no
writable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0765

Then I create separate password file for Samba

cat /etc/passwd | > /etc/samba/smbpasswd

chmod 600 /etc/samba/smbpasswd

smbpasswd username

following lines are not commented out:

encrypt password = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd

AND AT last i run
service smb restart

I can se the rehat computer in XP explorer:
- microsoft windows network
- jupiter
+ kid my kids computer
+ localhost this is the Linux computer
+ pingu this is the XP

Last edited by HiGate; 01-10-2003 at 09:09 AM.
Old 01-10-2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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Change the name of the Linux PC. Localhost is what the PC uses When talking to itself with out going on the network. You can do this on the command line by typing hostname <pc name>. Then restart the network service.


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