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Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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I had a windows server running at my Central Office from a connection my provider gave me...everything worked fine, so I wanted to switch it over to linux but for some reason I can't get it to work.
my provider gave me an IP, subnet, gateway, DNS, and wins server info that I used on my windows 2000 server and it works.
when I enter that info into linux via netconfig the only option that isnt listed is the wins server info so I set that in the samba conf file under wins server = IP, then started samba but I can't ping it. I tried disabling IPChains.
Not sure what you're missing but WINS is for netbios name resolution only and would not affect your ability to ping the box. Whatever your network connectivity problem is it has nothing to do with Samba.