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Lexical Unit 09-13-2004 11:49 PM

Win2k Fedora Samba\CIFS woes
I'm nearly convinced that fedora does not offer a method to connect to Windows shares but in the off chance that someone can prove me wrong I've decided to start this thread and present my problem.

Let me begin by giving you a brief description of my setup:


                                cable modem
|                |                      |                      |
tim          paul                  josh                  me (win2k) [2 NICs]
                                                                fedora box

So what I'd like to do is set up InternetConnectionSharing on the win2k machine and let fedora get online via my win2k ICS. I'd also like to be able to access file shares and my print from linux.

Here's my win2k configuration for the NIC connected to the hub:
Please note that I HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS THE CORRECT CONFIGURATION! I found my DNS servers w/ whois and I think all the information is correct, I just don't know what to do with all those text fields and check boxes... esp. the WINS config dialog, I have no idea about that! I also checkboxed the ICS option for the connection to try and enable ICS.

Now about my fedora box, Iíve followed some sites and theyíve probably thoroughly screwed up my config files, I DONíT EVEN KNOW WHAT FILES TO EDIT! Please to be telling me what files to look at, thank you very much.

Hereís what Iíve tried: (yes I mkdiríd the mnt/smb folder)
smbmount // /mnt/smb -o "credentials=/etc/samba/auth.smb,uid=Administrator,gid=Administrator,fmask=664,dmask=775"
result: system crash, had to hard reboot computer.

mount.cifs \\\\\\Shares /mnt/smb -o rw,user=print,password=print
result: mount error 13 = Permission denied
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page ( mount.cifs)

mount -t smbfs \\\\\\Shares /mnt/smb -o user=print
result: 2998: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
SMB connection failed

Things that (mysteriously) do work:
ping, I can ping the win2k machine from the fedora box but I CAN'T PING FEDORA FROM WIN2K.
VNC, I can create a remote desktop connection to my win2k VNC server and manipulate my win2k box via fedora
synergy, I have my win2k mouse/keyboard setup to operate fedora over the network, there are no input devices directly connected to my fedora box

so... guys... uhh... any ideas?

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