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Old 05-08-2003, 06:45 PM   #1
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when i change the hostname of a smba server what else has to be changed. thanks
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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what are you trying to do?
the samba server name is just the name windoze users will see in networking neighbourhood.
It doesn't affect the real name of your host
 
Old 05-08-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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when i connect to samaba from win i have duplicate names on the network when i change hostname i dont get "duplicate names on network" error but get "cannot find path" error

do i have to give windows permission somewhere in linux to let windows access my share?? im sharing a /home/bm directory?

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Old 05-08-2003, 07:37 PM   #4
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I'm not sure I'm getting how your network is set up, do you mean you have multiple servers with the same name in your network and windoze is tripping on that? Can you be more precise please?
and no, you don't have to give windoze permissions in linux, that's impossible AFAIK but you do have to make sure that the samba user is allowed to read/write /home/bm.
 
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i have 2 boxes winxp and rh8 i ve just changed the hostname, i found a thread with how to do it. but my error is now "cannot find path". this is when im in network neighbourhood (winxp). i found this site with ibm and it said disable all these security things and apply a patch? anybody got ideas on that
 
Old 05-08-2003, 08:35 PM   #6
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So let me get this straight: you can connect from windoze xp to your samba server, browse files etc but suddenly out of the blue a message pops up in windoze xp that says: "cannot find path"?
 
Old 05-09-2003, 02:44 AM   #7
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no i can see the samba server ( in network neighbourhood windows) but i cannot enter into it. i get an error "cannot find path". i can ping windows from linux and linux from windows. do you think it has anything to do with encryption? i read somewhere that xp can only connect to another comp that is using encryption. any ideas
 
  


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