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Old 29th February 2008, 02:00 AM
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Windows shared folders via Gnome

I used to be able to access shared folders on Winders computers just by opening up a nautilus file browser window and doing a "connect to server --> windows share" then browse the network and all the windows computers just showed up. The same for printers.

Now when I install Fedora 8 this does not work anymore. I know it all uses samba/cifs under the hood, and I'm guessing I could get it to work by doing some more in depth samba config. I'm really wondering what changed between F7 and F8, or is this a Gnome thing.
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Old 1st March 2008, 04:39 AM
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Old 1st March 2008, 11:20 AM
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Hello voodoodoc

One thing in the Fedora implementation of Samba did change somewhere during the lifespan of Fedora 7.

Up until that time, the smb service started both the smb and the nmb daemons.

Now both smb and nmb have to be started (or stopped) individually.

Take a look in:

system menu - administration - services
and see if both of those are started on your system.

In F8 as well it appears that if you open the samba service in your firewall:

system menu - administration - firewall
it is not enough to just "apply" and changes you have made, restarting the machine will have that effect of making the firewall use the new rules as it appears will "disabling" and "enabling" the firewall after changes.
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Old 3rd March 2008, 10:22 PM
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Just had to start smb and nmb, that did the trick. Thanks! Firewall wasn't a problem, in my case I turn off iptables (let my routers firewall deal with the outside world).

So for those that are curious simply do:
service iptables stop (may or may not be needed)
service smb start
service nmb start
Can also make these start up by default with chkconfig.

You do need a hole in the firewall to get this to work. So either disable iptables like I did or follow the advice previous.

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