Thanks to someone here who directed me to http://www.linuxhelp.co.za/beginner.php
I got Samba running, that is: one way only.
I can mount and access a windows share on my W2K server.
However I can't connect in the opposite direction:
W2K sees in "Computers near me" the Linux box,
with the description Samba server 2.0.7 or whatever
I write in smb.conf, but when
I want to explore it, it get a "\\Linuxbox is not accessible, this account is not authorized to login from the network"
I did create the (case sensitive) user (Testuser) + password (which is used on W2K in the same session I am using it to connect to Linux) on my Linux box and did the
cat /etc/passwd | /usr/bin/mksmbpasswd.sh > /etc/passwd
and the /usr/bin/smbpasswed -U Testuser .
The share in smb.conf is /home/Testuser and this does exists. I even did a chmod 777 on this dir.
Plz explain at a "Linux novice level", since I am new to Linux. However, I prefer editing the textfiles, rather then using a GUI tool which may or not may do something mystical in the background which usually doesn't seem to work.
W2K box = W2K server in same segment
Linux box = Mandrake 8.0 running Gnome