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Old 02-15-2011, 02:50 AM   #1
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creating a home network between SuSe 11.3 and Windows 7

Hi I am trying to set up a home network but I am having a slight problem. The network is reported as being open and active but when I click on the Windows network icon a dialogue reports that " unable to mount location, failed to retrieve share list from server. What have I missed. I have tried other distros such as PClinuxOS and that connected automatically so there is no physical problems with my wired network. My Workgroup is MSHOME and my host is Home1. Can you help
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I take it you are trying to use samba. Do you have smb and nmb installed? Do you have your firewall configured to allow the connections?
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In the SuSE firewall program, select "Broadcast". Is "Samba Browsing" enabled?

Try running "smbclient -L <hostname>" where <hostname> is the name of the server.

Please provide more information on the server and client. Is the SuSE host the client? What is the server?
Does the "windows/samba" user exist on the SuSE host? What configuration steps have you taken?

If the server is a Samba server, post the smb.conf file for the server.

Run "zypper search samba". Do you have the "samba-client" package installed?

If you install the samba-doc packagge, it contains 3 books on samba. The "/usr/share/doc/packages/samba/Samba3-ByExample.pdf" book is very good at taking you step by step through configuring a samba server.


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