browsing shares/printing from NT doesnt work

Markus Hoenicka Markus.Hoenicka at
Fri Sep 1 15:50:33 GMT 2000


I use Samba 2.07 as shipped with Debian 2.2. I have two computers
connected in a network, a WinNT 4 SP3 box and the Debian box. With my
previous setup (Debian 2.1, Samba 1.9?) it was a snap to share the
home directories and the printer on the Debian box. After upgrading,
things changed a bit:

- I can still connect from my NT account to my home dir on the Debian
  box with the same account name (this is good!). It asks for a
  password, and then I can access my files.

- I cannot browse the shares on the Debian box as I used to. I have
  all settings like browseable=yes and public=yes and guest ok=yes and
  the like, but this doesn't help. I have to provide a password, then
  I can browse the shared directories and printers.

- I cannot browse the printers on the Debian box. If I try to add a
  new printer to the NT box, I see the Debian box in the network
  list. It shows a "+" indicating it has a printer to share, but when
  I try to expand the list, nothing happens. As it does not even ask
  for a password, there is no way to connect to the printer. Again, I
  have everything like browseable=yes and public=yes and guest ok=yes
  in the common printer section and in the specific printer section.

- I cannot print to the Debian box as I used to. I still have the same
  printer name and configuration on the Debian box, but when I open
  the still existing printer on NT, I get an "access denied" message.

I've seen quite some similar posts in the archives, but without
answers. Could someone please shed light on this?

Markus Hoenicka, PhD
UT Houston Medical School
Dept. of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology
6431 Fannin MSB4.114
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 500-6313, -7477
(713) 500-7444 (fax)
Markus.Hoenicka at

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