I can't believe SAMBA. It has been the biggest pain for me. It took about a week for me to get it going with a lot of help. I reinstalled Linux Mandrake 6.1 as a server install and ran into SAMBA problems.
I am running two network cards in the Windows box. One is especialy for the Linux Network. The Linux box also has a Network card in it. Linux IP is 192.168.1.1 and Windows IP is 192.168.1.2
I have a username and password on the Linux box that matches the Windows box. I can ping the Windows from Linux and Linux from Windows. eth0 is initialized on boot and everything seems to look good when I run an ifconfig.
I set the Workgroup to the same group that it was set to before when SAMBA would appear on Linux. Encrypted passwords is yes and the home shares are set as well, just as it was before I reinstalled Linux.
Verdict: I can not see Linux in the Windows Network Neighborhood!!! I am wondering what is different between now and the other Workstation install? What is going on here. SAMBA seems to be so picky, everything has to be just so. I want to run APACHE, but would like to get SAMBA running first. I am new to computers/Linux/ and SAMBA so feel free to be specific and treat me as a newbee.