[Samba] Samba and WinXP connection problem

Stephen Liu satimis at writeme.com
Sat Oct 5 01:51:02 GMT 2002

Hi All Folks

I encountered difficulty in connecting a WinXP box to Samba Server.  Ping 
on WinXP showed connected and on Samba server also showed connecting.

"cygwin" worked connecting WinXP and Samba Server

Connection - via a crossover cable
On WinXP - Shared folder under C:\

(It is a LTSP Server)
name of computer=server.ltsp
IP add=


(It works as Diskless Workstation and Standalone workstation as well)
name of computer=M40G
IP add=

Hereinbelow are my test results:
ipchains STOP

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2002/10/04 19:55:55
# Global parameters

workgroup = SEC
server string = Samba %v
security = SHARE
guest account = M40G
hosts allow = Yes

comment = test share
path = /test
writable = yes
browseable = yes
follow symlinks = yes
wide links = yes
public = yes
read only = No
guest only = Yes
guest ok = Yes

# mount
/dev/hde2 on / type ext3 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
usbdevfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw)
/dev/hde1 on /boot type ext3 (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
none on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw)
//M40G/Shared on /mnt/WinXP type smbfs (0)

# cd /mnt/WinXP/
# ls
(It did not mount)

# smbclient -L \\\\O\\
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Connection to O\ failed

# smbclient -L
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
session request to failed (Called name not present)
session request to 192 failed (Called name not present)
Password: 	(there is no passwork) [Enter]
Domain=[SEC] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
Sharename Type Comment
--------- ---- -------
D$ Disk Default share
print$ Disk Printer Drivers
SharedDocs Disk
Printer8 Printer HP DeskJet 690C
Printer5 Printer Acrobat Distiller
Printer2 Printer Print to this device to send a fax.
ADMIN$ Disk Remote Admin
C$ Disk Default share
Shared Disk
Printer Printer Print to this device to send a photo quality fax.
Server Comment
--------- -------
SERVER Samba 2.2.3a

Workgroup 	Master
--------- -------
SEC 		M40G
# smbmount //M40G/Shared /mnt/WinXP
Password: 	(there is no password)   [Enter]

# cd /mnt/WinXP
# ls

(It did not mount.  Shared folder not found)

On Window Explorer
C:\My Network Places\Microsoft Windows Network\SEC\

Samba 2.2.3a (Server)

right click "Samba 2.2.3a (Server)" -> Properties

Microsoft Networking
The server Server could not be found on the network

Kindly help

Stephen Liu

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