samba server setup and win95

Posted on 1999-12-08
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have installed redhat linux 6.1 and Samba 2.x. I am able to ping back and forth between the linux and win95 boxes. However, the samba server does not appear in network neighborhood and when i click start, run (and enter the server name) my computer times out.
When I run:
smbclient -U% -L localhost
all information displayed appears to be correct when compared to installation info in the man.
testparm also returns results that are okay.
the client and the server are setup to use the same workgroup. When i run ps ax it says that both smbd and nmbd are running. I am at wits end. Any ideas?
Question by:toddbeckstead

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openguin earned 100 total points
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1. Check your /etc/smb.conf
2. Review /usr/doc/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO
3. Username/Password on both boxes?

The ping only validates connectivity, I suspect your /etc/smb.conf does not reflect the necessary setup.  

Lastly, you may have to make a registry entry for plaintext passwords or configure Samba for encrypted passwords
(seriously, it is in the howto).


Expert Comment

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What changes did you make to smb.conf?

What happens when you do Start, Find, Computer, and then the server's name?

What happens when you do "ping <servername>" from the client?

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