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

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Tue Mar 25 14:09:19 GMT 2003

On Mon, 2003-03-24 at 21:39, Srinivas Murty wrote:
> 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?
no nmblookup (I think) should only work with machine names not IP

I recommend you run through diagnosis.html in the samba distribution
to figure out your problem


> Srinivas Murty
Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>

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