Cannot see share from Network Neighbourhood
barth at cck.uni-kl.de
Mon Oct 1 05:12:02 GMT 2001
> Dear Samba,
> Am getting desperate.
> Have upgraded from RedHat 6.2 to 7.1 which comes with Samba 2.0.7.
Have you done an standard install of rh7.1 with security = medium ?
In this case R.H. applies a software fire wall that blocks the ports
137, 138 and 139 needed for samba. Look for iptable or ipchains or
some thing like this.
> Samba worked fine with RedHat 6.2 but is now a very reluctant starter - in fact it refuses to go!!
> I can see the Linux box name in the Network Neighbourhood window but when I click it I get the nessage that the "The computer or share name could not be found..."
> I have tried numerous combinations of smb.conf but settled on the following as a simple "should go" example:-
> work group = VB.ORG
> netbios name = P133
> log file = /var/log/samba-log%m
> lock directory = /var/lock/samba
> share modes = yes
> comment = Some public
> path = /home/public <-- a real public directory with rwx 777
> public = yes
> writable = yes
> printable = no
> Have also tried simple [homes] and they don't work.
> Have set EnablePlainTextPassword on the Win 98 box plus all other settings which used to work fine with my RedHat 6.2 installation.
> Have checked that the samba daemons are working via the "ps" command.
> Have checked that the smb.conf file is being re-read and interpreted each time I run smb restart.
> Have run testparm and no problems.
> Have pinged from the Linux box to the Win Box and vice versa and both respond to each other.
> Have searched the internet high and low and not found a solution, although I have found a number
of references to similar problems (without solutions).
> So can you offer a suggestion apart from giving up and forgetting about Windows and Linux network
> Chris Bragg (50s + old time UNIX user who would like to rediscover his youth)
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