Strange Network Neighborhood/Samba Problem

M E coleman911 at
Sun Dec 26 22:47:44 GMT 1999

Thanks for your reply. I don't see how my tcp/ip
configuration could be wrong because the name still
shows up under network neighborhood. Just to make
sure, will somebody please give me a quick overview of
how to set up tcp/ip under linux? Thanks

Christopher Cole

--- Steve Langasek <vorlon at> wrote:
> 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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