[Samba] Samba Shares Not There

Donald D Henson wepin at wepin.com
Sun Nov 28 17:15:33 GMT 2004

(SuSE Linux Pro 9.2, Samba 3.0.9)

I have a simple network, 10/100 Ethernet, consisting of a Linux file 
server/workstation, a WindowsXP workstation, and a laptop dual-booted 
for Linux and WindowsXP. I have several Samba shares, defined using 
YaST, on the file server. The problem is:

When I access the Samba shares using the laptop WindowsXP, all shares 
show up and I am able to access them in accordance with the share 
options. However, when I try to access the same shares using the laptop 
Linux, only some of the shares show up. Running testparm didn't show any 
errors and a visual inspection of smb.conf didn't reveal any obvious 
errors.  I searched the release notes and found something about WinBind 
that indicated my share paths had to be lower case, but all of my paths 
are already lower case. I thought about spaces in the path names but 
some of the shares that don't show up have no spaces already.

I'm at a loss as to how to proceed. If anyone can offer any insights 
into solving this problem, I'd appreciate it greatly.

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
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