[Samba] Trouble accessing linux files from vmware guest

madcap madcap at sacrilicio.us
Thu Dec 14 01:36:26 GMT 2006

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with samba and vmware. I have a large file that I'm
trying to open in windows XP (guest OS) over smb to my linux host (same
machine, obviously).

Accesses to the directories themselves are rather sluggish, and the file
will not open. I see broken pipes in the smb log for the host. (Sorry, I
don't have a log handy, but I can produce one on request.)

A colleague of mine tried to access my samba server from his own VMWare
set up (which is basically the same as mine), and it worked fine. It only
appears to be a problem trying to access from the guest windows VM to the
same host linux box.

BTW, I have bridged networking on, host-only and NAT off.

Any guidance would be much appreciated!

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