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Old 07-21-2004, 09:34 AM   #1
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SMB Share...almost works!!!


Hello all, I am having a strange problem, I have an SMB share on my fedora 2 machine, and I can see it just fine from my windows machines. However I cannot see the windows shares from the fedora machine.

Does anyone have any idea why somthing like this might be happening?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

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Old 07-21-2004, 09:45 AM   #2
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lets see your /etc/samba/smb.conf file masking some of the ip address.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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Here is my smb.conf


#======================= Global Settings =====================================
[global]
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
load printers = yes
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_SNDBUF=8192 SO_RCVBUF=8192
winbind use default domain = yes
template shell = /bin/false
dns proxy = no
server string = Samba Server
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
workgroup = island
os level = 20
printcap name = /etc/printcap
security = DOMAIN
password server = #################
max log size = 50

[homes]
comment = Home Directories
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
valid users = bob

[printers]
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print
printable = yes

# This one is useful for people to share files
;[tmp]
; comment = Temporary file space
; path = /tmp
; read only = no
; public = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
;[public]
; comment = Public Stuff
; path = /home/samba
; public = yes
; read only = yes
; write list = @staff

# Other examples.
#
# A private printer, usable only by fred. Spool data will be placed in fred's
# home directory. Note that fred must have write access to the spool directory,
# wherever it is.
;[fredsprn]
; comment = Fred's Printer
; valid users = fred
; path = /homes/fred
; printer = freds_printer
; public = no
; writable = no
; printable = yes

# A private directory, usable only by fred. Note that fred requires write
# access to the directory.
;[fredsdir]
; comment = Fred's Service
; path = /usr/somewhere/private
; valid users = fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no

# a service which has a different directory for each machine that connects
# this allows you to tailor configurations to incoming machines. You could
# also use the %u option to tailor it by user name.
# The %m gets replaced with the machine name that is connecting.
;[pchome]
; comment = PC Directories
; path = /usr/pc/%m
; public = no
; writable = yes

# A publicly accessible directory, read/write to all users. Note that all files
# created in the directory by users will be owned by the default user, so
# any user with access can delete any other user's files. Obviously this
# directory must be writable by the default user. Another user could of course
# be specified, in which case all files would be owned by that user instead.
;[public]
; path = /usr/somewhere/else/public
; public = yes
; only guest = yes
; writable = yes
; printable = no

# The following two entries demonstrate how to share a directory so that two
# users can place files there that will be owned by the specific users. In this
# setup, the directory should be writable by both users and should have the
# sticky bit set on it to prevent abuse. Obviously this could be extended to
# as many users as required.
;[myshare]
; comment = Mary's and Fred's stuff
; path = /usr/somewhere/shared
; valid users = mary fred
; public = no
; writable = yes
; printable = no
; create mask = 0765


[home]
path = /home
 
Old 07-21-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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yeah i thought so: you dont have a netbios name set up so the windows machines wont see you in their network neighbourhood.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:02 AM   #5
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oh! thank you very much for your help, I really appreciate it!
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:47 AM   #6
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where in the conf file do you set the NetBIOS?
 
Old 07-21-2004, 10:51 AM   #7
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in Global. do a man on smb.conf, search `/' for netbios.
 
Old 07-21-2004, 11:14 AM   #8
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i'm not seeing anything?!
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:07 PM   #9
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Try this..

netbios name (G)

This sets the NetBIOS name by which a Samba server is known. By default it is the same as the first component of the host's DNS name. If a machine is a browse server or logon server this name (or the first component of the hosts DNS name) will be the name that these services are advertised under.

Default: netbios name = # machine DNS name

Example: netbios name = MYNAME
 
Old 07-21-2004, 12:44 PM   #10
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ahh. thanks.
 
  


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