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Old 04-29-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
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Windows machines not seeing linux server from a new subnet

We will be installing an IP phone system in the near future and will be creating a subnet for a remote office which has a separate Domain (currently they are on our subnet). Some of the users will need to access two different servers on the main office domain and subnet one a file server the other a web server. Currently i have a port on my switch set up as a test subnet. I have a laptop hooked up to this subnet and am unable to reach the two servers that i need to communicate with. I am able to ping one of the servers but not the other. Also I am able ssh into the server that I can ping. I have played around with the host allow in Samba and hosts.allow in /etc but with no results. The other down side to this is that I am a pretty new to Linux and have become the Linux administrator by default. (the guys that installed our Linux server are no longer with the company) so yes I am in way over my head. I believe that we have FC3. Please help.

Below is the smb.conf file of the server i am able to ping.

# Network Specifics
workgroup = PWAYS
netbios name = PWAYS-FS2
server string = PWAYS File Server
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
encrypt passwords = true
add machine script = /usr/sbin/useradd -d /dev/null -g 100 -s /bin/false -M %u
keepalive = 30
security = user
interfaces = eth0 lo

# Logon info
logon script = %G.bat
logon path = \\pways-fs2\profiles\%U
logon drive = h:
logon home = \\pways-fs2\profiles\%U
domain logons = yes

# Network Browsing Settings
os level = 255
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes
dns proxy = no
name resolve order = wins hosts bcast lmhosts
wins support = yes
create mask = 0775
hosts allow = 10.56.35. localhost
printing = lprng
load printers = yes

Here is the smb.conf file of the server I am unable to ping

workgroup = PWAYS
netbios name = PWAYS-WWW1
server string = Pways Production Web Server
interfaces = eth2
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
wins server =
update encrypted = Yes
map to guest = Bad User
log level = 1
dns proxy = No
hosts allow = 10.56.35. 10.0.0. localhost
Old 04-29-2005, 10:28 AM   #2
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If you cannot even ping its definitly not a Samba problem. have you created the proper routing table? please provide more info like your subnet ip other subnet ip and how they connected, etc.
Old 04-29-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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i see a light at the end of the tunnel

i am able to go to exploere and type \\myipassdress\myshare and see everything help....correction I am unable to do this. I had my wireless enabled.

Last edited by nkeever; 04-29-2005 at 02:31 PM.
Old 04-29-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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thanks for your reply

ok here is my route -n

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface U 0 0 0 eth0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

looks to me like i need to add the new subnet into this table. How? in the mean time i will try and find that answer.


sorry i was not able to answer all of the above question at the time of my last post.

the new subnet is 10.0.0. and it is trying to connect to 10.56.35. Now the 10.56.35. IP address are passed out by the switch. 10.0.0. ip address are passed out by a server.

Last edited by nkeever; 04-30-2005 at 04:17 PM.


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