[Samba] Can't access shares from Win98 machine

Dan Pixley danpixley at cox.net
Thu Jul 31 00:44:00 GMT 2003

Hello all.  I have recently set up Samba on my Rehdat 9 machine. I have
on my home network 2 computers, one running Redhat 9 (with Samba as
mentioned), and the other running Windows 98 2nd ed.  My RH machine can
read and access shared directories on the Win98 machine just fine.  My
Windows machine can see my Redhat machine on the smb, but cannot access
the shares.  In other words, when I go to "Network Neighborhoods" ->
"Mshome" -> "The_Machine", I see my two shares (homes and test), but
when I try clicking into them, I am unable to access them.  I am running
Samba 2.2.7.  Here is my smb.conf:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.localdomain (
# Date: 2003/07/29 22:12:24

# Global parameters
	workgroup = MSHOME
	netbios name = THE_MACHINE
	server string = Samba Server
	security = SHARE
	encrypt passwords = Yes
	null passwords = Yes
	passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
	passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n
	unix password sync = Yes
	log level = 3
	log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
	max log size = 0
	socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
	preferred master = Yes
	local master = No
	dns proxy = No
	kernel oplocks = No
	printing = cups

	comment = Home Directories
	path = /home/Dan1/Shared
	valid users = %S
	read only = No
	create mask = 0664
	directory mask = 0775
	guest ok = Yes

	comment = All Printers
	path = /var/spool/samba
	printable = Yes
	browseable = No

	path = /home/Dan1/Shared
	read only = No
	guest ok = Yes

Other things: 
]# smbclient //localhost/The_Machine
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
error connecting to (Connection refused)
Error connecting to (Connection refused)
Connection to localhost failed

# nmap
Starting nmap V. 3.00 ( www.insecure.org/nmap/ )
Interesting ports on localhost.localdomain (
(The 1595 ports scanned but not shown below are in state: closed)
Port       State       Service
22/tcp     open        ssh
25/tcp     open        smtp
111/tcp    open        sunrpc
631/tcp    open        ipp
901/tcp    open        samba-swat
6000/tcp   open        X11
Nmap run completed -- 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 2 seconds
(I disabled my software firewall for the time being)

My home network is strung together using a Linksys Router with NAT
firewall.  With my current router configuration, and if I boot the
Redhat machine into Windows, I am able to access the Windows shares just

Any info would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks in advance,
Dan Pixley <danpixley at cox.net>

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