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    Network advice needed...

    Well, here I am again with possibly another foolish question , well, here goes; I have 6 machines, 5 with XP, 1, (mine), with Debian. (Love it, BTW!), all connected to a gigabit switch, in turn piped into a firewall/router connected to the satellite modem.. I installed samba with swat, and have experimented with the samba.conf file quite a bit & I think I almost have it, but not quite. From any of the 6 machines, I can access the internet without a hitch. I can also see all the machines connected from any of them. File & print sharing among the XP machines without a hitch & they can all see mine, but not access the shared files. However, on mine, I can see all their files & can swap stuff back & forth. The problem is, I want to be able to access the shared files on mine, as well as my fast laser printer from the XP machines. I have pasted the contents of samba.conf below. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing or doing wrong. BTW, this is my last major hurdle. I have all my peripherals working with Debian now, my ATI PCI-E graphics card, Audigy 2 sound card, nForce 4 SLI motherboard, and integrated gigabit port, an HP Laserjet III and Epson R320 printers, Canon LiDE 30 scanner, Canon ZR50MC camcorder, and a Kodak LS443 camera. (Phew)! All work absolutely flawlessly. Most of these are now working because of help I received here! Thanks guys, esp. Trickster & Compunuts!
    Here is samba.conf:

    # Samba config file created using SWAT
    # from 127.0.0.1 (127.0.0.1)
    # Date: 2006/05/23 19:13:58

    [global]
    workgroup = MSHOME
    smb passwd file = /etc/smbpasswd
    root directory = /
    passwd chat = *Enter\snew\sUNIX\spasswd:* %n\n
    server signing = auto
    preferred master = No
    domain master = No
    ldap ssl = no
    admin users = gary
    hosts allow = 192.168.*.*/255.255.255.0, 127.0.0.1
    map hidden = Yes

    [shared]
    comment = Shared Files
    path = /home/gary/shared/
    create mask = 0755
    case sensitive = No
    delete readonly = Yes
    guest ok = yes
    read only = no

    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    create mask = 0775
    directory mask = 0775
    browseable = No

    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /tmp/
    create mask = 0700
    printable = Yes
    case sensitive = No
    browseable = No
    msdfs proxy = no

    [print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/printers

    [laserjet]
    path = /tmp
    printable = Yes

    [SHARE2]
    path = /mnt/share
    guest ok = yes
    read only = no
    case sensitive = no
    msdfs proxy = no

    [MP3S]
    path = /home/gary/shared/MP3s/
    guest ok = yes

    [SHARE]
    path = /home/gary/share/
    guest ok = yes
    read only = no

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    Maybe not entirely what you're looking for, but have you tried Ubuntu's "Shared Folders" admin tool? It's under System->Administration, and it works really well for file sharing between my Apple laptop and my Ubuntu desktop.

    EDIT: Sorry, you're using Debian. I missed that (mixed Debian/Ubuntu forum). Not sure if this tool is available for Debbie.
    I lost my self-respect at Wes' Rib House

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