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Old 09-13-2003, 05:32 AM   #1
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Help with SAMBA?


I need help! I can mount a shared directory on windows to Linux, but I can not access a Linux directory from Windows. I simply do not know how to do this. Can someone help please?
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:35 AM   #2
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did u set up the sambausers
 
Old 09-13-2003, 05:40 AM   #3
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No, the only thing related to sabma that I truely know with confidence, is mount -t smbfs (blah blah blah).

Also, when I setup to map a network drive, I do not detect the Linux box computer on the net. It's as if, the samba server is not up at all.

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Old 09-13-2003, 06:55 AM   #4
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Hi Dolvmin,
I recently had some problems with Samba and was pointed in the direction of this particular PDF by tarballedtux

http://www-1.ibm.com/servers/esdd/tu...a/samba-a4.pdf

It worked flawlessly to say the least, you may not need to take notice of everything but it's well worth a read as it makes a lot of sense.

Hope this helps

Cheers
Darren
 
Old 09-13-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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Okay, I got the samba server up. Windows detects it too. I also created a user. I also created the directory I wanted windows to be allowed to map into. But Windows XP Pro does not detect it.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:17 AM   #6
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Have you allowed the ports 137, 138 & 139 in your firewall on your linux box? I find this really helped get things moving along

With the samba user you setup are you logging into your windows box using the same username/password.

You might have to be a little more clearer, one sentence you say windows detects it then another windows xp pro does not detect it.

Sorry if any of the above is not fully correct ie advice, I have only just got Samba setup myself so I don't know everything but you never know I might be able to help.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 07:38 AM   #7
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dolvmin, is what you're saying that:

Windows detects the server (meaning that your Linux box is listed in Network Places), but the folder that is meant to be shared doesn't appear as a network folder?

1. Have you shared the folder under Linux?

2. Who owns the folder that is meant to be shared?

3. If not the user you created, do the user you created and the user who owns the folder share a group, and does that group own the folder in question?

4. Did you add the user you created to smbpasswd?

That 'open the ports' suggestion is good as well.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:05 AM   #8
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I just installed the RH9 into the comp, it's being setup as a dedicated game server for NWSERVER. Untill I get the quarks out, there is "no" firewall setting up atm. I did add a user and provided him the rights. I went into the folder and set it up to allow user+groups+others. I setup samba to do a share. What's hapening is Windows XP is being denied to enter the linux computer at all. Weather or not there is a valid shared directory installed in there, I can not tell because I am being refused entry.
 
Old 09-13-2003, 08:17 AM   #9
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I got it working. It was a tricky one. Give me a moment, I'll re-edit this message with what was wrong and the fix.

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I was recieving an addition error that I failed to read. It was informing me that the cause for the failed connection was due to a naming issue. Domain name error in short. I had to siply go into the network settings on Linux and set localhost.localdomain tonwserver.crl.rr.com. Boom, 1 double click on Windows XP and it was fixed. Thanks alot guys.

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Old 09-13-2003, 08:21 AM   #10
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Good to hear. Ignore my post before this edit-- we were typing at the same time

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