Re: stupid newbie question about SAMBA
From: Andrew (dunggaze_at_yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 05:07:00 GMT
Actually don't have to do anything and make it work. Just enable samba
service and start it up.
First of all, you have to make sure whether you have enabled your local
network accessible. If not, modify the line in /etc/samba/smb.conf:
hosts allow = xxx.xxx.xxx. 127.
Once you login your XP with the same id and password of your Linux user
account, you can browse the your Linux user folder. If you don't find the
computer name at your Network Places, try to type \\<linux ip> in your
Windows explorer, you will find your own folder.
-- Andrew "Nils O. Selåsdal" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org... > > I installed RHL9 on my second pc, because I 'd like to learn linux. I have > > a small 2 pc network, the other one is running xppro. > > > > I set up SAMBA and I have been a good boy: I read the documentation. Setting > > it up was easy enough, and from my RH machine I can reach the XP shares and > > print with the printer connected to the xp machine. > > > > The problem: I also shared some dirs on my RH machine but I can't reach > > those from XP. When I try, I get an error stating I can't access the share > > because the machine name is duplicate, and I should rename my windows pc. > > > > Well, tried that, but to no avail. > > > > Both pcs are in the same workgroup, I use identical login names and > > passwords on both. So I must be missing something obvious, but I can't seem > > to figger out just what. > > > > Any ideas, anyone? > Try setting the "netbios name = XXXX" in smb.conf. > you can also try the ip address, in Explorer on > your windows machine, type \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\ShareName\ > > Also, realize that samba needs its own user database. > Use the smbadduser to create a samba user. > And the user you connect as must have the right > permissions on the directory you share. > > -- > Vennlig hilsen/Best Regards > Nils Olav Selåsdal <NOS at Utel.no> > System Engineer > UtelSystems a/s >