Red Hat configuration troubles

Glen Lee Edwards glenlee at
Fri Sep 1 02:37:31 GMT 2000

Hi Casey,

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Casey Machula wrote:

>I'm running Red Hat 6.2.  Both smbd and nmbd are up
>and running.  I can see my Linux box from PCs in my
>LAN.  Problem is, I can't access them.

Not sure what you mean here.  Do you mean by "I can't access them" that
you can't access your PCs from Linux, or you can't access Linux from your

If it's the former you need to install the client rpm from RedHat,
samba-client-2.0.7-4.i386.rpm.  This will allow Linux to mount file
systems on the Windows machines.

If you mean the latter make sure you set up a login name and password on
Linux for the PCs.  smbpasswd <machine name>  and that you have
/etc/smb.conf configured properly.


>I tried the troubleshooting guide found at
>and got as far as the second step.  When I do
>"smbclient -L myserver," I get the following error
>session request to ODYSSEUS failed (Not listening for calling name)
>session request to *SMBSERVER failed (Not listening for calling name)
>Can anyone explain to me what's wrong?
>Casey Machula
>Northern Arizona University
>Miss Watson would say, "Don't put your feet up there,
>Huckleberry";  and "Don't scrunch up like that,
>Huckleberry -- set up straight";  and pretty soon she
>would say, "Don't gap and stretch like that,
>Huckleberry -- why don't you try to behave?"  The she
>told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I
>was there.  She got mad then, but I didn't mean no
>harm.  All I wanted was to go somewheres;  all I
>wanted was a change, I warn't particular.

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