[Samba] SMB-server from Win2k -> Red Hat Linux 7.2 - Samba 2.2.1a seen in Network Neighbourhood but not browsable

Diembo Linux at deschuen.de
Tue Feb 12 23:05:03 GMT 2002

Hi everyone,

I am new to the list and new to Linux as well as to Samba. I've read quite a 
few howtos, man-pages and other docs on samba now. I configured my own 
SMB-server with smbd and nmbd. Of course I generated a smb.conf file and my 
server is accessible and running on the Linux mashine. I can connect with 
smbclient to the Linux-mashine and to the win2k-mashine (hostname and service 
are running). So far, so good. But I cannot connect from the win2k-mashine to 
the linux-mashine, but I can see it in my Network-Neighbourhood. When I try 
the command 'net use h: \\linux\public' I get an error-message (on the 
win2k-mashine, telling me that the host deosn't exist). I tried the same 
command with 'Linux' insted of 'linux' but it's not written in capitals 
anyway (only in the network-neighbourhood of win2k). I have encrypted 
passwords turned on in smb.conf.
Besides this there is a ridle for me:
In Linux (KDE 2.2) I have this nice link to 'Samba Configuration' in my 
K-Menu. When I try to launch that, my browser doesn't find the page . Why does this link want to open this page? Why on 
port 901? I thought netbios-shares communicate over ports 137-139 and not 
901. How do I get a more user-friendly setup-tool? Well, the last questions 
aren't as important as the first ones but I would be very happy if anyone 
could answer me one of these many questions, so I don't have to play the role 
of htdig on the net myself ;-).

Diembo working @ Linux :-P

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