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Old 04-09-2002, 07:39 AM   #1
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Linux Access from Windows

Someone put a very generic smb.conf definition in one of these message threads and low and behold my Windows ME (ugh!) machine can now "see" my Linux Box (it used to work both ways, but Linux is being picky right now--I'll deal with that later)

Even though the machine shows up in my network neighborhood under windows, when I double-click I get some error message about not being I need to tweak some setting in smb.conf or set some access permissions on the Linux box to view files?

Help is always appreciated--thanks!
Old 04-09-2002, 07:42 AM   #2
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Have you got the access level set to 'user' or 'share'?
Old 04-09-2002, 10:11 AM   #3
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I don't know about Suse, but under Redhat if you use their software firewall it blocks ports 137-139 that Samba uses. The results are you can see the Samba Server but cannot access it. So you might want to check that the ports are open, if not use iptables to open them.

Old 04-09-2002, 11:26 AM   #4
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did you enable smbpasswd support?? if you did, did you create the smbpasswd for the users ( in case the access level is set to user)

Old 04-09-2002, 12:56 PM   #5
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Thanks to all...I have set this up for SHARED access, rather than USER. When I did this, I started to see the Linux Box from my Windows machine.

What else should I do in terms of permissions or creating folders for file access?


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