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Old 07-09-2008, 07:02 AM   #1
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Problem connecting to Linux machine from windows across a sun network

Hi guys,
I am having trouble connecting to my linux_v9 Redhat machine from a windows machine across a network using a Samba share

I can ping the linux machine from the computer I'm trying to connect from and the computer is visible in the list of available computers in Windows networking when I attempt to map it to a letter. But when I attempt to connect "linuxcomputer is not accessible. Network path not found"

Any help trying to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated. I'm afraid I'm not very fuid in the language of Linux, so please go easy on me...

Many Thanks


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Old 07-09-2008, 07:41 AM   #2
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You need to talk to the admins for the linux system to find out how security is set up on the linux machine.

There are several ways of doing it. If this is a business machine, I would guess they have set up user authentication. This means you need to be added to the linux machine as a smbuser and know the password.

We can't guess what the admins have set up, so that is the place to start.


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