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Posted on 2001-08-30
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Recently I installed a samba box in my classroom which has 31 Win98 computers.  All computers get their ip address via the school headquarter's dhcp. When I used samba it was fine, telneting was fine, accessing the Apache index.html file was fine.

When this initial phase was successful, I wanted to give my students roaming profiles. So I made the necessary adjustments to smb.conf and windows. I was successful creating roaming profiles, but when I tried to access Apache and telnet from a win98 machine both were unsuccessful.
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by:ahoffmann
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could you please post the error message, probably the entries from /var/log/log.smbd (on Linux box) too
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When I use telnet the message is..
  Server <serer_name> could not be found

For IE it is...
  IE could not open the search page

log.smb
 gives the date
 samba version number
 copyright date
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ahoffmann earned 100 total points
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sounds that you routing is wrong.
On you w98, can you ping the Linux box? If not please post result of
    netstat -rn
from both, w98 and linux box
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by:lynn402
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Yes, I can ping to the linux box from a win98 computer.

ping <server name> works.
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by:lynn402
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I feel soooooo stupid!!!! I figured out what was wrong.

The host name of my linux box is server1.  But in smb.conf I set netbois name=work219.

When I did telnet work219, the login and password prompt appeared.  Thanks 4 the help.

Eric

PS
ahofmann, I'll give u the points 4 hanging in there with me :). I'll in a little to bit.
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THANKS
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