I'm trying to access my windows workgroup to use the printer and for file transfer.
I used only the configuration apps that come with fedora 8 to set it up.
First of all, using system-config-firewall, I included Network Printing (IPP) (Port/Protocol: 631/tcp, 631/udp) and Samba (Port/Protocol: 137/udp, 138/udp, 139/udp, 445/tcp) as Trusted Services.
Then, using System-Config-Printer, I tried to include the windows printer. Selecting New Printer -> Windows Printer via SAMBA, it was able to automatically detect the workgroup (UNIVERSE), the host (QUASAR) and the printer (hp940c). After choosing the appropriate driver, the app created the queue with the correct Device URI (smb://UNIVERSE/QUASAR/hp940c), but the Test Page printing was unsuccessful. When I tried to change the Device URI, clicking on the Verify button, it reported that "This print share is not accessible", even when I tried to authenticate with an existing user on QUASAR.
Moreover, when I tried to access the shared folders using konqueror, by clicking on System -> Remote Places -> Samba Shares, it would locate the workgroup (Universe), but would not access it, issuing the error message: "Timeout on Server universe".
I did the following tests:
1) Disabling the firewall on the fedora host does not solve the problem.
2) Disabling the firewall on the windows host also does not solve the problem. I still don't access the workgroup.
3) Using another windows host on my LAN, I can access the workgroup universe all right.
After this point, I got kinda stuck.
Could this be a SELinux issue? I'm somewhat afraid to screw with SELinux. Using system-config-selinux, I notice that I have only the following boolean variable active: samba_run_unconfined
Anyone could give me a hint?