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Old 04-30-2004, 12:41 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: S.F.,Ca
Distribution: FC4
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lost acces to share folders

Not sure what I did but I lost acces from my XP box to the share folders on the Slack box...In XP, I get an access denied message when I double click the server in Network Neighborhood. ( I gotta learn how to leaves things alone)


p.s. I only want to share between MY XP and my SL box..nothing else

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2004/04/29 22:26:59

# Global parameters
workgroup = SERVER
netbios name = SERVER
interfaces = eth*
security = SHARE
encrypt passwords = Yes
printcap name = /etc/cups
hosts allow = 68.228.206 192.168.0. 127.
hosts deny =
printing = cups

comment = share
path = /home/ftp
read only = No

path = /usr/local/samba/printers
printer admin = @ntadmin
printable = Yes
printer name = Lex
use client driver = Yes

path = /tmp
printable = Yes

comment = test share
path = /home/ftp
read only = No
Old 04-30-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
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Location: Como, Italy
Distribution: Slackware 10
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what version of Samba?
I got 3.0.2a nd sometimes it lost my shares, so in XP Network I see my linux box but don't see anything else.....even more I can't restart samba cuz it seems that for some strange reason I get two nmbd process (ps aux|grep bd); once I kill the double nmbd proc I can restart it and all work fine.....
Old 04-30-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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2.2.8a....yes I too notice multiple nbmd processes running, why is that?
I still am unable to acces my folders...I can now see the test folder I created and a log on box apprears w/a greyed out "Server/guest". No passwords will work. For my main share foler I now get a "the specified network password is incorrect". I am unable to retype a pw.
Old 04-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #4
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Location: Atlanta, GA USA
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I got sick of dealing with all of that mess so I just mapped the shares by IP rather than surf by name

if you get an error in samba, try going into your XP box and typing the ipaddress insted of the share name and map it. make sure you use backslashes or it will hit apache instead.

For instance. on my win2k box I type \\ and it brings up a list of my shares on Slackware. In truth, I have never been able to see the share by name unless I use the IP address. I then just right click on the proper folder and choose map drive. It now maps in everytime I start windows.

Try it from your linux box as well. In Nautilus or Konquerer type

smb://(ipaddress) mine is smb://

and it should also show the shared home folders.

good luck!
Old 05-01-2004, 12:09 AM   #5
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: S.F.,Ca
Distribution: FC4
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heh,,,,I hear you bud...ya that worked. What I did find was, even tho I was configuring the smb.cnfg thru Swat, I would restart the processes but it wasnt killing the orignal processes so I had multiple smb or nmbd running...once I killed those w/a kill -9, then I restarted the services, things started working. Still unable to access thru Network places but im close.....


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