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Old 06-08-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Mandriva shares NOT showing up on WinXP Box

Could someone here explain to this NEWBIE how to find my Mandriva box/shares on my Win XP ( My Network Places) box using Mandriva L.E.?

I can easily see and access my WinXP box/shares from my Mandriva computer using SAMBA, but *NOT* see or access my Mandriva box/shares from the XP computer!

I know this can be done, as I have done this myself in the past using Knoppix. I think all I had to do was set the Knoppix box as a Samba Server.

Any simple NEWB explanation would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks in advance to anyone who might care to respond to my question.

Old 06-08-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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Hey Matt,

What does you smb.conf look like? Do you know where to look for it?

Here's mine - it allows my RedHat 9 system's shares to be seen by all XP machines on my network:


netbios name = stefan
workgroup = GOEDEHOOP10
security = share
log file = /var/log/samba.log
log level = 1
wins support = yes
domain logons = no
logon drive = f:
logon home = \\stefan\%U
os level = 99
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
hosts allow =
encrypt passwords = yes
browseable = yes
lanman auth = yes
lm announce = yes

path = /mnt/win/shared
guest ok = yes
writeable = yes
create mode = 0666
directory mode = 0777
browseable = yes
public = yes

Hope this helps?
Old 06-08-2005, 03:28 PM   #3
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No I`m afraid I dont know how or where to look for the smb.conf!
Could you please enlighten this NEWB?

Thanks for your kind response

Old 06-10-2005, 12:56 AM   #4
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Well on RedHat 9 at leat the smb.conf file is located at these two places:




and apparently you need to edit both in order effect a parameter change.

What I usually do is to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and then just copy it over the other smb.conf file.

After doing that, you need to stop and restart SMB services. As root, do in a terminal:

killall smbd
killall nmbd
smbd -D
nmbd -D

This will restart Samba with the new settings you just made in the configuration files.

Hope this helps!


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