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Old 05-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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Transfering files to Fedora from Vista network

I have a network with computers with Fedora ( 6.0 ), Vista, and XP. When I transfer files from XP to Fedora, everything copies just fine. On Vista, i get an error message ( on audio and picture files ) that I have inalid parameters while copying using smb.

I tried using the comman line, but I do not know the absolute address to the networked computer ( is there one ??? ) ...

Any help would be much appriciated.


PS...i know unix/linux command line better than average, but am new to Linux and trying to get the network to work.
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If it copies files just fine from window's XP to linux, then there is no problem with your linux box. They probably changed something in Vista for audio and picture files (probably to support scads more drm).
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Make sure you have the latest samba version installed. There is an issue with Vista due to changes they made. There was a sidebar recently in one of the Linux magazines. In XP, they were loose with the kerberos standard for example. They tightened up the standards a bit and so Vista behaves differently.
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I am running the samba from the fedora 6 release. I was just on the samba site, and noticed a new version was released recently. I will install and see if this is the problem.

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Also, although the error message doesn't really scream it, but maybe it's a permissions problem? Are you using the same user/pass in both or are you doing something fancy with Samba like having it be your domain controller?



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