Win98: net use works, Map Network Drive doesn't; no browsing, either
dsanders at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 25 23:06:15 GMT 1999
I'm using Samba v2.0.4b with Mac OS X. My Win98 machines are giving me
behavior that I'm having difficulty diagnosing:
* The server doesn't show up under Network Neighborhood.
* Map Network Drive doesn't work with the "netbios name" I specified. I
may be confused, but it doesn't work with the "workgroup name", either:
both result in "The computer or share name could not be found."
* Map Network Drive won't let me use the IP address, either:
\\<ip addr>\SHARE NAME
returns "The following error occurred while trying to connect F: to \\<ip
addr>\SHARE NAME: More data is available." I may be confused here, too:
am I allowed to use the IP address like this? (Can I access the "more
data" that is supposedly available, or is this just a silly message?)
* However, the following command *works* at a DOS prompt (with the drive
usable from Win98):
net use F: "\\<ip addr>\SHARE NAME"
EnablePlainTextPasswords (or whatever that key is called) is set to 1.
Before I set it, the "net use" command didn't work (as expected).
Win98 is logged in with the Mac OS X user and password I set up to access
SHARE NAME. Without being logged in like this, "net use" doesn't work (as
expected). While I only want machines logged in this way to see the
share, I'll take anything I can get to get it working.
My smb.conf is below (names changed; please pardon my paranoia). Many
thanks for any assistance you can provide!
workgroup = MYWORKGROUP
netbios name = NETBIOSNAME
server string = My Share Server
log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
max log size = 50
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
load printers = No
os level = 65
local master = Yes
preferred master = Yes
domain master = Yes
domain logons = Yes
dns proxy = No
guest account = guest
path = /ShareDrive/Shared Folder
read only = No
Dan Sanderson dsanders at u.washington.edu
University of Washington http://students.washington.edu/dsanders
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