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  1. #1
    landro1200 Guest

    Samba & Win XP

    I have installed FC 4 and I configured Samba to share some drives accross my home network. I can't see the Linux box when I try to browse the workgroup or to map a network drive from a Windoze XP Pro box. Both computers are plugged to the same router and both can ping the other at the command prompt (but I can't map a drive in Win using the same IP address that was successfully pinged from the command prompt).

    I would appreciate any input on this problem.



  2. #2
    mellis95 Guest
    Same username and password on each computer? smb service running on FC4? What are the details of smb.conf?

  3. #3
    rmcscout Guest
    Are you sure you don't have a firewall blocking the connection (most likely on the FC4 box)?

  4. #4
    landro1200 Guest
    Port 139 and 445 are open (these port are the ones used by Samba according to the documentation)

  5. #5
    landro1200 Guest
    Yes for the users. I will post de smb.conf shortly.

  6. #6
    landro1200 Guest
    Here is the file content:

    #======================= Global Settings =====================================

    workgroup = MAISON
    server string = Linux
    netbios name = Linux
    encrypt passwords = yes
    wins support = yes


    path = /data
    browseable = yes
    valid users = Landro, root
    write list = Landro, root

  7. #7
    lnmn Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by landro1200
    Port 139 and 445 are open (these port are the ones used by Samba according to the documentation)
    check these ports on your firewall

    # cat /etc/services | grep netbios
    netbios-ns 137/tcp # NETBIOS Name Service
    netbios-ns 137/udp
    netbios-dgm 138/tcp # NETBIOS Datagram Service
    netbios-dgm 138/udp
    netbios-ssn 139/tcp # NETBIOS session service
    netbios-ssn 139/udp

    browsing uses different ports i illustrated above.

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