the specified network name is no longer available when tying to access/map linux fedora core 4 shared directory from XP box
Posted on 2006-04-11
I have a Fedora core 4 linux box with the /root directory shared to everyone. it is set as visible and I just did a "chmod 777 /root" to it. I want to be able to map the /root directory from an XP box on my company's domain.
The smb service is running and all the dns settings etc are correct on both boxes. They can ping eachother by hostname. When I use the "net use" command or try to map the /root directory through windows explorer, i get a system error 64 "the specified network name is no longer available" This should just work! I am able to reach a fedora core 2 box with the same method.
I have put the fedora core 4 box in a workgroup titled workgroup, and when i browse from the map network drive option under tools in a windows explorer box, I can see the hostname of the linux box under entire network>microsoft windows network>workgroup>hostname, but i cant choose it or expand it.
when i go to run and enter \\the ip of linux box i get: the specified network name is no longer available..again.