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Old 09-27-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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Windows machines seeing Linux amchjine

I just wanted to say "Thanx!" to all the help I received the other day re my last thread, none of it helped, but all the great suggestions made me learn alot about Linux and through a completely seperate thread I learned my problem, but now I have another....

I have 4 Windows machines on this network, 3 running 2k and one XP. My Linux machine sees all the machines, but none of the machines see the Linux box. Now, I am neither a networking tech or a Linux person, but I think the Linux box is causing the non-visibility for the Win machines.

Any suggestions???


Old 09-27-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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two things....
[list=1] [*]install netbeui on all the windows machines...(esp XP...should already b on 2k)[*]run samba on ur linux box...if ur not already doin so.[/list=1]
Old 09-29-2003, 01:45 PM   #3
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I am having a similar problem... I am trying to get my win2k box to see my linux box and linux box to see my win2k box.. I am using Samba but i am having a problem configuring it... Does Netbeui need to be installed in the win2k for samba to work?? I am using SWAT to configure samba..

(I don't mean to steal your thread) if you want I can start a new one.. Thanks again
Old 09-29-2003, 02:25 PM   #4
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Not exactly sure but I don't think Samba supports Netbeui, but regardless you don't need to install it anyway.
Is nmbd running? make sure its running (should usually be included in samba rc initialization script)
If its not, you can run it by doing "/usr/sbin/nmbd -D" then keep refreshing network neighbourhood on windows machines.
If it is already running then make sure you've specified the correct workgroup in smb.conf, and try access the linux box by using "\\<servername>"
If this works then it should eventually pop up in network neightbourhood (hopefully)
Old 09-29-2003, 03:21 PM   #5
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I have a cybercafe and I decided to try Linux because of the Windows licencing stuff.
I installed Mandrake 9 yestareday and I like it but I have some problems.

First I want my Linux boxes to see the other Linux boxes, so I searched in this forum and read about nautilus. I tried it but the browsing is to slow.
It takes several minutes only to see the list of machines of the workgroup. I have 8 computers and file sharing and browsing it's very important for me and my users.

Second, I need to add a printer connected to a Windows box but I don't know how. I have another printer connected to a router but I'm an ignorant newbie regarding to printers on Linux.

If you know how to speed up network browsing or adding remote printers please help me. If I can get this working I will use windows only for play games.

Thank you in advance!

Last edited by Madrinator; 09-29-2003 at 03:25 PM.


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