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When I was using Mandrake 8.1, I had a samba server set up on my Windows XP machine

Now I am using Suse 7.3 and am unable to see the linux box from the windows machine.

I can use samba to print and share files from the linux box using the windows printer and can use the shared folders on the windows system.

How do I see the linux box from windows ?
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Question by:kennys
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by:hangman
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Samba is actauuly two daemons. the smbd, which provides the printing and shared folders, and the nmbd, which provides the name service. There is something wrong with your nmbd. First check that is is running. If it is check out
http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/DIAGNOSIS.html
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by:kennys
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Forgive my ignorance but how do I check if it is running ??
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by:kennys
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I see now that is is not running
How do I start it ??
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by:hangman
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On the command line type

/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start

if that doesn't work try

/etc/rc.d/init.d/nmbd start

best of luck


 
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by:kennys
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smb or nbbd do not exist in this directory

I did a search of the whole system and nmbd is nowhere to be seen

This is Suse 7.3 personel edition and I chose "Install Everything"  at the the installation.
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by:hangman
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The nmbd executable should be in the /usr/sbin directory. If it isn't, youl have to download the file yourself from

http://us1.samba.org/samba/download.html

it will be in the samba-latest-tar.gz or similar
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The nmbd executable should be in the /usr/sbin directory. If it isn't, youl have to download the file yourself from

http://us1.samba.org/samba/download.html

it will be in the samba-latest-tar.gz or similar
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by:kennys
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That was the answer
Thanks
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