[Samba] Can't access Samba public directory from MS Windows

Mark lists at greplinux.dyndns.org
Mon Dec 1 04:53:51 GMT 2003

Katherine Chan wrote:
> My Linux XP (hostname "isat", IP is in the same workgroup
> as my Microsoft PC running Windows 2003 (IP
> On my Linux host, I have a [public] section in the smb.conf file, as shown
> at the end of this message.
> When I typed the command
>    smbclient '\\isat\public'
> the following message was displayed:
> added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
> password:
> I typed in the password for the owner of directory /home/public.
> The following text was displayed:
> Domain=[WORKGROUP] Os=[Unix] Server=[Samba 2.2.7a]
> Smb:\>
> This shows that I can connect to a file service.
> I then go to the DOS command screen on my Windows PC and
> typed the following to map network drive g: to directory /home/public on my Linux XP
>    net use g: \\isat\public
> The following error message was displayed:
> System error 53 has occurred
> The network path was not found
> I also tried the following:
>>From the Windows PC
> My Network Places --> Computers Near Me
> I can see "isat" under the "Name" column with 
> comment "Samba server"
> But when I clicked on entry "isat", the following error message
> was displayed:
> \\isat is not accessible
> The Network path was not found
> I can ping the Linux IP from my Windows PC 
> and I can also ping my Windows PC IP from the Linux XP
> but I cannot ping the Linux hostname "isat" from the Windows PC.
> My /home/public directory on the Linux XP has mode 0777 (rwxrwxrwx).
> Do you know what could be causing this problem?
> Thanks!
> Katherine

"The Network path was not found"

If you are using Redhat Linux, this error message is very common if the 
firewall is running. You will need to either shutdown the firewall or 
open ports 137-139.

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