[Samba] Connecting XP pro to Linux

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Oct 22 04:28:56 GMT 2003

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Matt Home wrote:

> I am trying to get my XP pro machine to share files and printers with a Linux system.
> The XP laptop computer is part of my companies domain (abcdef), no workgroup is
> specified.
> What I have:
> All of my boxes are DHCP with a Linksys Firewall/router.
> All machines can see the internet.
> I can see the Linux machine in the XP network neghborhood.  But when I
> try to browse the Linux system my system cannot see the shared
> directories.
> Where do I find instructions to let my XP and Linux boxes share files,
> printers etc?

Have you read the Samba-HOWTO-Collection.pdf? It's available from:


Chapters 33 and 34 may help you - after you have read the chapters on
"Server Types and Security Modes", "Network Browsing".

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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