FreeBSD connectivity problems on a Win98se and Win2k Pro machine

Unix Rookie unixrookie at
Sun Oct 7 06:58:05 GMT 2001

I appologize in advance... I bet this problem has been resolved a million times

I've installed Samba 2.2.1a on my FreeBSD 4.3 machine.

Initially I had endless problems getting any output when using the "smbclient
//(hostname)/(share name)" command.

I was able to resolve this problem by modifying an existing smb.conf file
someone was kind enough to let me use.

Now I seem to be able to connect to Samba from the FreeBSD box (internally I
guess) but i'm unable to connect to the samba server from my Win98se and Win2k
machines (when I type \\(hostname) under start--->run).

This is what I've done so far:

1. run both "smbd -D" and "nmbd -D"
2. enabled both netbios-ssn and netbios-ns in my inetd.conf file
3. diabled my software firewalls on both my msft machines
4. activated sharing on both msft machines

Can anyone help me get things up and running?

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