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Old 12-15-2003, 05:26 AM   #1
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Question Question about Samba 2.2.8a Setup to Share with Windows XP

I am not able to scan using SMB to view shares with Gnomba, I am able to view shares by giving the LAN IP range. Also, I am able to view the workgroup.

In windows XP, I can see the workgroup and the LInux box but cannot connect to view the shares.

Following is the smb.conf:


workgroup = mdkgroup
netbios name = mandrake
server string = mandrake
encrypt passwords = yes


read only = no
browseable = no

path = /home/username/public_html
browseable = yes
public = yes
write list = mw, username, username2

Old 12-15-2003, 05:33 AM   #2
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not sure about the gnomba thing (didn't even know it existed), but did you add the user to the system and add them to samba with smbpasswd -a _username_?

Old 12-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #3
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yes, after the smb.conf was changed, I did a smbpasswd -a username for the windows XP user. They also have a user login on the linux box.


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