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Old 08-06-2003, 01:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Network Path Not Found - Problem..!!

I have one linux box and one windows 2000 box. I have configured samba server and I am able to connect windows 2000 pc from Linux box. Also I am able to see linux box in my neighbour network but when I try to open it,

I get error message 'Network Path Not Found'. I am able to ping Linux box with IP as well as HostName say 'Linux1'.

my smb.conf file is as below:
workgroup = essar
server string = l2linux
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = cups
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = yes
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
unix password sync = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully*
pam password change = yes
obey pam restrictions = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
guest ok = yes
dns proxy = no

comment = Home Directories
browseable = no
writeable = yes
valid users = %S
create mode = 0664
directory mode = 0775

comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
browseable = no
printable = yes

comment = home
path = /home
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
browseable = yes

My Linux box is in 'essar' workgroup and windows 2000 pc is in 'workgroup' workgroup.

'net view and net use' command give same error.

Please help me.

Old 08-06-2003, 06:59 AM   #2
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hmm... I had this problem while setting up my samba server...try changing encryptpasswords to off, though i think that problem occurred later on.
also, I think the "guest ok = yes" option belongs in individual shares. Try adding "socket address = <>" (if you don't use DHCP on the linux box)

another thing to check is your windows networking settings. you should have TCP/IP bound to your LAN card, and you should have the "enable netbios over TCP/IP" box checked. you should NOT have netBEUI, IPX/SPX, or any other protocol. This is because Samba works with TCP/IP only, so you have to confugure your windoze box to do that too.

Old 08-07-2003, 11:45 PM   #3
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Thanks mind,

I could resolve the problem by changing samba settings as you said.



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