Strange Network Neighborhood/Samba Problem

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Sun Dec 26 21:38:41 GMT 1999

On Mon, 27 Dec 1999, M E wrote:

> I have been practically pulling my hair out trying to
> figure out my problem.  Here is what it is: Basically,
> Samba will not work no matter what I do. I can see the
> linux computer under Network Neighborhood in my Win98
> machine, but if I try to open it, it tells me that the
> computer cannot be found.  It will not work to ping
> the linux machine from my windows machine or vice
> versa. Basically the only thing that works is that I
> see the computer name under network neighborhood. I
> have run testparm, and done smbclient -L localhost and
> everything seems to be working properly on the linux
> box. I really need to figure out the problem, somebody
> PLEASE help me.  Thanks in advance

If you can't ping between the two machines, then you have other network issues
that need to be resolved.  This is not a Samba problem, it's a network
connectivity problem or a TCP/IP configuration issue on one of the machines.

-Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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