[Samba] Can XP Home really Samba ?

Prakash Velayutham prakash.velayutham at cchmc.org
Tue Mar 15 15:00:22 GMT 2005

On Mar 15, 2005, at 9:41 AM, Venkata Avasarala wrote:

> Hi,
>     I know that XP Home edition is supposed to work with Samba.
> However,  my experiences over the past 2 weeks have left me with a
> real doubt. All I want is a simple share from my Linux box to the XP
> Home machine with no password. I have set guest ok = yes, enabled
> cleartext password in both Samba and XP. I have a common account in
> both XP and Linux and nothing seems to work.
> Initially XP client would start using port 80 for communicating with
> the server after some kind  folks suggsted in this list, I disabled
> the XP webclient service and now atleast XP client tries to use the
> netbios port when I do a net use from the XP command shell.
> I have the following problems
> 1)XP Home will not show the Linux server in Network Neighbourhood (if
> it is Local Master browser) and shows nothing if it losses election.
> 2)Since I know the IP address of the Samba server doing a net use with
> the IP address like net use b: \\\Apache results in a
> System error 1 on the XP box.
> 3)I see lot of UDP inquiry messages and responses and I see an
> incoming reuest handled by NMB and it response in the log. However, I
> do not see any activity in the SMB log.
> If XP Home cannot really interoperate with Samba then I will just drop
> this and use SFTP :( .
> Thanks,
> -Venkata.

What are your wins server entries in the XP machine when you do 
"ipconfig /all"?


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