Newbie Access Question

gcarter at gcarter at
Wed Nov 1 14:47:28 GMT 2000

Anthony Abby wrote:
> > Anthony Abby wrote:
> > >
> > > \\machinename\homedirname is not accessible
> > > The network name can not be found
> >
> > This is a netbios name resolution problem.  Check
> > broadcast addresses and netmasks first.  Also be aware
> > that if the server and client are on different sides of
> > a router then you will need either local lmhosts files or
> > a WINS server.
> >
> Jerry:
> I'm not sure I understand that.  I have several shares on 
> my Linux box.  My NT accounts are able to connect to 
> my 'share' share, which is simply /share_root on my linux 
> box, but called 'share' in terms of netbios.  Why
> would I be able to connect to \\machinename\share 
> but not \\machinename\homedirname?  Both of my machines are 
> inside a firewall, and share the same subnet so I do not 
> use lmhosts or a wins server.

My bust.  I read this wrong.  Is <homedirname> a placeholder 
here for a username?  If so what is the username used to 

Cheers, jerry
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