[Samba] Can't reach Samba shares from Win XP Pro

Srinivas Murty srinivas.murty at verizon.net
Tue Mar 25 02:39:07 GMT 2003

This seems to be common enough problem. I've used a variety of methods 
(command line as well as utilities like LinNeighborhood) to mount XP 
shares on my RedHat 8.0 running Samba 2.2.7. I get consistent problems 
the other way around. Despite a couple of shares on my Linux partition, 
I am just unable to do get to it. Network Neighborhood shows my 
Linux/Samba server but no shares, nor can I explicitly map the share to 
a Win XP logical drive.

While troubleshooting by reading Sam24hc13.qxd (an extract from an 
excellent book, I might add), I found that I run into trouble trying to 
use "nmblookup -B <broadcast address> <Samba machine name>". The same 
command works fine if I give it the names of my two XP machines. I 
somehow suspect this is the main reason why I'm having troubles 
elsewhere. Does anyone have an answer?

Srinivas Murty

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