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I cannot get on to NT network with my linux.

We are trying to set up linux on two PC's in out Windows NT network here, as sort of a test. However, if we try to reach a NT share we cannot get connected. We are using netscape to get to the internet and this works fine so we do have a working conncetion. We just need to be able to open documents, read files, save files on those NT machines. Please help us!
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deuzige
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deuzigeAuthor Commented:
This test is to determine if Linux and NT can coexist on a network and exchange documents freely
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rgoughCommented:
See the Linux networking HOWTO at

http://wkweb3.cableinet.co.uk/linux/LDP/HOWTO/Networking-Overview-HOWTO.html

specifically section 5.2 - File sharing and printing in a Windows Environment.
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rgoughCommented:
See the Linux networking HOWTO at

http://wkweb3.cableinet.co.uk/linux/LDP/HOWTO/Networking-Overview-HOWTO.html

specifically section 5.2 - File sharing and printing in a Windows Environment.
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hansendcCommented:
I would guess you are trying to use samba.  Here is exactly what I use:

smbmount //pucc_homes/hansendc /home/dave/pucc_home -W pucc_services -U hansendc

The NT workgroup is pucc_services
The NT machine is called pucc_homes
The NT share is called hansendc
I am mounting it in the local /home/dave/pucc_home directory
My username on that server is hansendc

This prompts me for my password and voila!  I have an NT share.  The funny thing about mine is that the original share is from a solaris box.  It is mounted by that NT machine and then I samba mount it from there.  This would all be a lot easier if they allowed me to get at the NFS shares off of the original machine.  
Hope this helps.
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shamahCommented:
I had quite a bit of trouble with Samba and NT withe service pack 5. MS has now posted Service Pack 6 which I installed and it has solved all my Linux - NT connection problems.

http://1.digital.cnet.com/cgi-bin1/flo?x=dgmgYhuBBwAYmmuo
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In addition, you need to set up Plain Passwords on the NTs. Do the following when SP6 is installed (if you want to connect from NT to the Linux machines)

1. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2.From the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE subtree, go to the following key:

       \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Rdr\Parameters

3.Click Add Value on the Edit menu.

4.Add the following:
      
      Value Name: EnablePlainTextPassword
        Data Type: REG_DWORD
        Data: 1

5.Click OK and then quit Registry Editor.

6.Shut down and restart Windows NT.

Good luck!
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