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Old 02-12-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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Sabayon and wireless sharing to Vista

Hello there,

I am running Sabayon 3.4F with samba 3.0.28 installed. I am connected to a small wireless network at work, where a lot of the other computers are running Vista. Some of those machines are set up to use the workgroup, others to mshome. We are all sharing without any autentication or other access-control.

My smb.conf is set up to share, and to let all users of the network read my share without authentication. The problem is that some of the persons are not able to find me on the network, even though i have set up my smb.conf to use mshome. I am not able to connect to workgroup, it times out... From the mshome, I can not see all users, and not anyone running Vista.

This is the output from smbtree:
aegir_nix lasse # smbtree
WARNING: The "printer admin" option is deprecated
        \\JULIANNE                      Juliannes computer
cli_start_connection: failed to connect to FREDDY-PC<20> ( Error NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME
        \\AEGIR_NIX                     Linux  3.0.28
                \\AEGIR_NIX\IPC$                IPC Service (Linux  3.0.28)
This is the essential parts of my smb.conf
# 1. Server Naming Options:
# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = MSHOME

# netbios name is the name you will see in "Network Neighbourhood",
# but defaults to your hostname
netbios name = aegir_nix

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
server string = Linux  %v

# Message command is run by samba when a "popup" message is sent to it.
# The example below is for use with LinPopUp:
message command = /usr/bin/linpopup "%f" "%m" %s; rm %s

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used
;  guest account = pcguest
# Allow users to map to guest:
map to guest = Bad User

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
security = share

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes,
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no.
dns proxy = no
restrict anonymous = no
domain master = no
preferred master = no
max protocol = NT
acl compatibility = winnt
ldap ssl = No
server signing = Auto

  comment = Public Folder for uploading to my machine
  path = /home/lasse/Uploaded
  public = yes
  writable = yes
  create mask = 0777
  directory mask = 0777
  force user = nobody
  force group = nogroup
Any ideas to how it is possible to connect to those Vista machines, how it is possible to share to them, and how to connect to workgroup again (or ideas to why I am not able to connect to it??)

Looking forward to hear some of your possible solutions, and tips for solving!



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