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Old 11-04-2003, 12:23 PM   #1
woja
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access samba from network


Hello,

I have added a share using the Samba Server Configuration tool and it has read/write permission. I have also added a couple of samba users. I can ping the windoze machine. I can ping the redhat machine from the windoze machine but I can't see the samba share from My Network Places.

I don't know what else I should be doing next. Thanks for your help.

Regards
Roger
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:28 PM   #2
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Are you sure you have them in the same workgroup?

and are you sure you have nmbd running?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
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Re: access samba from network

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Originally posted by woja
Hello,

I have added a share using the Samba Server Configuration tool and it has read/write permission. I have also added a couple of samba users. I can ping the windoze machine. I can ping the redhat machine from the windoze machine but I can't see the samba share from My Network Places.

I don't know what else I should be doing next. Thanks for your help.

Regards
Roger
Do you mean you can't see the "whole" server or just the share?
If the share isn't visible try to add the line under the share rule you have made in smb.conf: browsable = yes

Or if you can't see the server at all:

Make sure that the following options are properly configured in smb.conf:

1. The windows machine is in the same workgroup
2. wins support = yes
3. Configure remote browse list synchronisation here and request announcement to, or browse list sync from:
4. the master browser needs to be set.

These settings are important, I don't know for sure whether the wins server needs to be enabled yes or no ...just try it out....

Hope this helps,

Last edited by daveo; 11-04-2003 at 01:33 PM.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:04 PM   #4
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if you can't see it in my network places you can try typing in windows \\computername to see it. Note: your linux computer name is normally like locahost.localdomain, ie roo@localhost.localdomain, so check your linux computername and in windows just type \\computername and if it still doesn't work then we've got a problem (big one I think).
 
Old 11-05-2003, 05:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the help. I needed to check all the suggestions and entered the static ip addresses for the windows machines. I eventually discovered how to find if nmbd was running (Services tool) and saw that smb wasn't running. After starting smb, I saw that nmbd was running. There was some sort of problem with the win2k machines, they wouldn't browse the network, though could ping the redhat machine. After a restart of both the samba and win2k machines, it works. So thanks - I"m not sure which thing it was but am glad it's working.

Roger
 
  


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