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  1. #1
    doggiebone
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    windows can't see linux share

    Hi Guys

    I've sent up a samba 2.2.3a server and linux/windows clients. linux can see and access windows shares. Linux cant see each other. And windows can't see the linux share. I think it might be something to do with netbios on the linux side?

    any tips much appreciated

    thx

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    JimH
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    When you try to access the Linux shares from the windows box do you get any kind of error message? Can you see the Linux box at all or just not the shares?

    Jim H

  3. #3
    doggiebone
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    when I ping the server everything is ok. when I type \\192.168.1.102\home\snow\ I get something along the lines cannot access network neighbourhood. however linux can see windows ok. But linux server client cant see each other.

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    JimH
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    Quote Originally Posted by doggiebone
    when I ping the server everything is ok. when I type \\192.168.1.102\home\snow\ I get something along the lines cannot access network neighbourhood. however linux can see windows ok. But linux server client cant see each other.
    JimH is confused. :P

    You say you get an error message about "cannot access network neighbourhood", network neighborhood being a windows term, but you say your problem is between a Linux Samba server and a Linux client.

    Jim H

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    doggiebone
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    sorry for confusion. ok linux server cant see linux client or visa versa. However linux server/client can see windows share. Windows cannot see linux server/client at all, and that is where the neighbourhood error takes places. Howver I can send mesasges to windows via winpop.

    I'd like to see linux share via server. and I'd like windows to see linux pattion. Hope thats clearer ;D

  6. #6
    JimH
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    Ok, lets start with getting the windows box to see the shares on the Linux server.

    Can you post the exact error message the windows client is showing you when you try to access the Linux server.

    A couple things to check right away,

    Is the Samba server running on the Linux server?
    What does this show:
    /sbin/service smb status

    Do all the computers have the same workgroup name?

    Jim H

  7. #7
    doggiebone
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    Hi jim

    at work at the moment. If i do net view: on my pc it lists all the share's folders, but linux box is not listed. if i do net use x: \\samba\home\snow it cannot connect to that share.


    when I'm running samba I do the service smb status all is ok. I run the ps as i see smbd and nmbd too.

    would it be better if i posted smb.conf file, its quite small cant see why I'm having all this trouble.

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    JimH
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    Quote Originally Posted by doggiebone
    would it be better if i posted smb.conf file
    Yeah go ahead and post it maybe I can see something you don't.

    Jim H

  9. #9
    doggiebone
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    him I used swat to set this up

    # Samba config file created using SWAT
    # from localhost.localdomain (127.0.0.1)
    # Date: 2002/06/12 21:23:19

    # Global parameters
    [global]
    workgroup = SUPPORT
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    wins support = Yes

    [home share]
    comment = snow's share
    path = /home/snow

  10. #10
    doggiebone
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    Re:windows can't see linux share

    Hi jim

    belive it or not i have sorted the windows side of things. Windows can now see the linux share. I did a ip search for the server and vola there it was and i could see the share from windows.

    I'll be working on the linux to linux share next, I'll let you know the result.

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