[Samba] Help getting Samba to work (duplicate name on the network!)
nadiak at parkerglobal.com
Wed Aug 13 18:24:30 GMT 2003
Hi, I'm new to Samba. It came with my Linux distribution. I followed directions in my red hat linux book and modified smb.conf. It's partially working. If I type smb: in Nautilus location bar I do see all the windows machines on the network. When I try to log into my windows machine I can see only one directory called: pbrweb. What is that directory? How can I see others? What should I set up on the windows machine to see other directories?
Now, what I would really like is to see a Linux share from windows machine. When I go to my network spaces I do see a machine Localhost and comments say it's a samba server. When I try to access it I get a message: "Localhost is not accessible, duplicate name on the network". I don't see any other Localhosts there. My only guess is that our other Linux box is running samba too and the hostnames for both of them are localhost. How do I solve this problem? Can I change a hostname?
Can there be 2 samba servers on the network? Is there a problem with netbios name?
I'm getting really lost....
Any help would be appreciated.
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