[Samba] Re: Stumped at "Network Neighbourhood", Samba server is visible, but it's path can't be found ...

Liaan van der Merwe liaan at ggates.co.za
Tue Dec 17 08:42:00 GMT 2002

Try: start run "\\ip address of server". on win box
If this works, you know its a wins problem.. If this not work, usually
pls supply smb.conf if possible
"Jamie Risk" <jamie_risk at yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:atdbc1$2on$1 at main.gmane.org...
> Hi all,
> I can see the RH7.3 linux box I've configured with the latest
> Redhat RPM samba package in the Windows 2000 network
> neighbourhood, but when I double click the W2000 computer
> icon I get the message
>  "\\Linuxbox is not accessible,
>   The network path was not found."
> The network is a small switched lan, sadly with only one unix
> box (RH7.3) and a mixture of Windows2000 and 98 machines. The
> domain name is that of our service provider "bellnet.ca", and
> the recently introduced Linux box is configured with the host
> /domain name pair "LinuxBox.bellnet.ca".
> Anyway, I can ping the either way, (from Windows to Linux and
> back again) but in order to do so, I must specify the IP
> addresses of the machines. I suspect the DNS resolution isn't
> working, but I'm mislead by the fact the linux box's name
> ("Linuxbox") appears as an icon in the network neighbourhood.
> Clearly, I don't know what's going on.
> Like I wrote, I can see the icon for the linux box in my
> network neighbourhood which is drawing me to naive/confusing
> conclusions about the validity of my setup.
> Help ?
> Jamie
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