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Old 03-19-2006, 01:17 PM   #1
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Windows doesn't see Linux [SAMBA]


Hi!
I installed Samba on Slackware 10.2. I have network with 6 Win boxes and 1 Linux box. I want to create Linux box as a SMB file server. I changed the workgroup name and commented out the [tmp] share. I can connect to Linux box from Windows using "start->run->\\192.168.0.105", and then I'm promted for password! But when I click network places, I don't see my Linux box! Whats wrong? Thank you!
 
Old 03-19-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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i guess this board have a linux-networking board ..
 
Old 03-19-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Shioni
Hi!
I installed Samba on Slackware 10.2. I have network with 6 Win boxes and 1 Linux box. I want to create Linux box as a SMB file server. I changed the workgroup name and commented out the [tmp] share. I can connect to Linux box from Windows using "start->run->\\192.168.0.105", and then I'm promted for password! But when I click network places, I don't see my Linux box! Whats wrong? Thank you!
what you are describing here is a problem in windows, not linux. You have to add your linux box to your windoes "network places". ask on a windows forum.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 05:46 PM   #4
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Did you restart samba after changing the smb.conf file?

It can take time for the Microsoft Network sharing broadcast
packets to propogate around the network so that the Network Neighborhood
browser notices their presence and lists them.

You might also need to enable netbios over TCP/IP
 
Old 03-19-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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Not really an expert on all things Samba but with a unmodified Samba install and an unmodified Windows 2000 install, with this in my smb.conf Windows can see the share fine and no passwords are required:
Code:
[Media]
   path = /media/Library
   guest ok = yes
   guest only = yes
   guest account = nobody
   writable = yes
Do make sure you restart samba after making any changes to the config though otherwise they won't take effect.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 07:43 AM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux - Networking and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 01:15 PM   #7
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As michaelk stated, give Windows a few minutes to get the share information. It is terribly slow at propogating.

However, if you've done \\(serverIPorName), then it should pop up in Network Places under Favorites or something. On my network, (only about 6 computers), it can take about 5 minutes for everything to pop up.
 
Old 03-20-2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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Thank you! The problem was with Windows! Only after restarting, it showed my Linux box!
 
  


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