[Samba] Problems accessing Linux Shares

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Mon Dec 29 07:11:55 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 17:31, Ferindo Middleton Jr wrote:
> I use Redhat Linux 9, SWAT version 2.2.7a-8.9.0 , and Samba version
> 2.2.7a-8.9.0. I have one Windows 2000 and one XP system that use the
> linuxbox as a filserver. There are various access problems with the
> Windows machines getting access to the Samba shares.
> The Windows2000 machine accesses the Linux shares fine (requiring
> authentication for each share and giving access rights based on the
> local acces rights of the user/password combination provided from the
> windows machine to access the linux share)....
> However, when at the Windows XP machine, the WindowsXP system can
> 'see' the host and it's shares on the network (my LAN) but when I
> double-click on the share, I get a Windows error message saying it
> cannot 'find the path' to the network share...
> Why is this happening?
I never use 'security = share' so I won't guess but my thinking is that
somewhere in /var/log/samba is a log file (log.workstation or
log.ipaddress) that will provide a very good clue.


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