[Samba] Re: problem connecting to Samba server from windows XP
odenbach at hni.upb.de
Tue Sep 16 06:41:45 GMT 2003
> I run Samba 2.2.8 on my Red Hat 9.
> Both smbd and nmbd are running OK. ps -aux | grep mbd
> shows the 2 processes, plus, smbclient works fine,
> thanks to Christopher.
> The Samba server resides on a host with IP 10.10.6.31.
> I got this from the smbclient run below:
> [root at RedHat samba]# smbclient //REDHAT/test -U jack
> added interface ip=10.10.6.31 bcast=10.10.255.255
So you tested it with user jack, not tom.
> And the IP of the WinXP system is 10.10.9.10 and the
> Subnet mask for both my WinXP and Red Hat is
> On the Samba server, I've done smbpasswd and added
> user tom with password abc123.
> Meanwhile, I also added tom with the same password to
> my XP system. My XP is added to the workgroup is
> METRAN, which is also set in smb.conf as
> workgroup = METRAN
> But after I log into my XP with user tom, I cannot see
> anything in my Network Places. Please note that
> METRAN is not a valid workgroup in the LAN of my
Dou you have a WINS server configured on your XP box?
Try this on your XP box:
nbtstat -a redhat
If the name does not resolve to an ip (nbtstat -c will show it then),
you have a name resolving problem. Try to enter the netbios name and ip
of your samba server in 'c:/winnt/system32/drivers/etc/lmhosts' (or
whereever it may be found on XP).
Dipl.-Ing. Christopher Odenbach
odenbach at uni-paderborn.de
Tel.: +49 5251 60 6215
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