samba - network path could not found

Posted on 2006-05-30
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
samba ver 3.014 ubuntu linux 5.10  xp

trying to map a drive letter to a samba share using windows xp results in the error
"The network path \\ubuntu1\clients\ could not be found.

I am able to browse to the folder, but get the error when I click "Finish"

I am able to map a drive letter to my home <dir> on the samba box, but apparently no other shared drive

any help appreciated

Question by:Pookas
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    Expert Comment

    Try to use \\UbuntuIpAddress\share
    Get the error again?
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    Expert Comment

    I assume the usernames in both your Ubuntu and XP is same. In that case, you will be able to access the User share automatically (Haven't played around to see why this is the case, but it works that way!! :-)  My guess is Windows Networking sends the current logged in username/password to the Linux Box to authenticate for your home folder in Linux which has the same username and hence it is allowed...).
    However, if you want to share other folders, you have to make sure your smb.conf has appropriate permissions to the particular folder.

    Can you please paste your smb.conf file here?

    Good Luck,

    Author Comment

    still get the error using the ip address

    here is the smb.conf:

    # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.

    #======================= Global Settings =======================

          log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
          name resolve order = wins bcast host
          idmap gid = 10000-20000
          socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
          username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
          encrypt passwords = yes
          dns proxy = no
          netbios name = ubuntu1
          idmap uid = 10000-20000
          workgroup = TRISTAR
          os level = 20
          syslog = 0
          security = user
          max log size = 1000
            wins support = no

       comment = Home Directories
       browseable = no

       comment = All Printers
       browseable = no
       path = /tmp
       printable = yes
       public = no
       writable = no
       create mode = 0700

    # Windows clients look for this share name as a source of downloadable
    # printer drivers
       comment = Printer Drivers
       path = /var/lib/samba/printers
       browseable = yes
       read only = yes
       guest ok = no

         path = /Shared/Clients
         create mode = 777
         available = yes
         browseable = yes
         public = yes
         writable = yes
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    Accepted Solution

    try this:
    In smb.conf:
         valid users=#your username here...
    In /etc/samba/sambausers:
    Add the following line in the sambausers file.

    yourUserName = yourUserName

    as SuperUser, do
    #killall smbd
    #killall nmbd

    followed by


    Now try accessing your favorite folder.

    Let us know if this works.
    Good Luck

    Author Comment


    made your requested changes and re-booted the linux box

    still no go.


    Author Comment

    got it to work

    had to add myself as an admin user, using the syntax

    admin users=my user name

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