[lug] Samba 2.2.3a-6 on Redhat 7.3

Michael J. Hammel mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Wed Nov 6 09:41:58 MST 2002

On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 09:53, Rob Nagler wrote:
> * Make sure you don't have the XP firewall blocking Samba.

Not sure how to check that.  

> * Make sure the Linux box doesn't have a firewall blocking Samba.

That I can check, once I find out what port Samba is one (or smb, I
guess).  If my problem isn't a user configuration/password issue then
I'm betting it's a firewall issue.  I need to turn in logging for the
firewall again - of course I've forgotten how to do that too.  *sigh* 
(But I'll figure it out - that's Linux, not XP.)

> * Make sure two boxes can talk via ping, ssh ("PuTTY" on XP).

That does work.

> * Are all host names resolved.

That also works, on both ends.

> * Try Public shares (still need a guest account, I think on XP).

I have a public share set up and is, in fact, the one I'm trying to
access.  This is the config for it:

   comment = MP3 Files
   path = /usr2/mp3
   public = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no

I added 
   guest ok = yes

today, but that didn't work either.  I'm still getting "this account is
not authorized to access that resource" on the XP box when I try
\\<ipaddr> in Start->Run.

> Probably more.  It's a pain, but once it works, it's great.  My
> customers who have Linux Samba shares have *never* had a problem with
> the Linux side. :-)

It'll be nice once I get it working.  I'd like to be able to do backups
from the XP box using Samba to a big disk drive on a Linux server as
well as serve up the MP3's to my wife (my daughter's Win95 box croaked
and she is now happily using Linux instead).

Michael J. Hammel                               The Graphics Muse 
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org                     
Success is never hard won.  It is hard achieved.  --  Michael J. Hammel

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