Sharing Linux files and printers with Windows PC's
Posted on 2004-08-07
I have the following setup on my wireless network:
1 Linux PC with the printer attached
3 Windows PC's
Problem: When I go onto one of the Windows PC's, Network Places, WorkGroup computers, I can see the Linux PC .... it shows up as Samba Server (Ezra). By the way, Ezra is just the name of my Linux box. When I click on Samba Server (Ezra), it asks me for a user ID and password. None of the user ID's and passwords that I'm aware of on the Linux box are working :-( Also, when I browse on the Windows PC to setup the printer that is connected to the Linux box, the Linux box shows up in the list under Windows Network, but there are no printers listed.
So I'm thinking the problem has something to do with security for both the files and the printer. I've been searching on the Internet on how to set up Samba security so that the Windows PC's can see the Linux files and share the Linux printer, but to no avail (every site I go to says to set it up a different way, none of which are working). I'm running Fedora Core 2. The Windows PC's are on XP Pro.
BTW... I can browse from the Linux Box to all the Windows PC's without a problem. I can see and transfer files that direction without a problem. I just need to get the Windows PC's to be able to access the Linux files, and more importantly the printer that's connected to the Linux box.
Anybody have experience with this?