Can't connect to Linux Share on XP PC
Posted 17 April 2005 - 11:49 PM
I found these links helpful. I think you can pull out some info:
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I hope that helps a little. Let us know how it went.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 01:59 PM
My set up contains no dedicated server. There is one PC running XP Profesional +SP2 OS conected via wired ethernet to a router acting as a hub and a DHCP and a PC running Linux also conected via wired ethernet to the same router. I have successfully added other Windows PCs to the network by plugging them into the router plus appropriate setup.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 07:48 PM
I see a couple of possible problems in your smb.conf file. You fail to set a netbios name. (You are running NETBIOS or CIFS and XP wants your machine named). Also, in your [test] specification you are pointing to an area which does not normally have access permissions for a casual user. You may want to modify [test] so that you bypass this (temporarily) by saying admin users Anybody.
Also, in general, you must have a Linux user Anybody as well as a smb user Anybody. This is not true for all releases, but keep it in mind.
Here is a copy of my smb.conf file, modified for your network and testing. I run this with XP SP2 and Samba on FC3.
workgroup = SPECTRUM
netbios name = GREEN
server string = Green - Samba Server
printcap name = /etc/printcap
load printers = yes
printing = lprng
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
dns proxy = no
browseable = yes
comment = Green - Samba test area
path = /usr/local/samba/tmp
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
printable = no
admin users = Anybody
create mask = 0777
Hope this helps.