[Samba] accessing windows shared folders from vmware guest linux

Doug VanLeuven roamdad at sonic.net
Sat Sep 16 05:42:16 GMT 2006

pagod wrote:
> if i try something like this:
> smbmount //fili/xlibs /mnt/temp -o username=dvergnaud
> i get the following error:
> 3600: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
> SMB connection failed
> the weird thing is, it all works fine when doing it from another linux
> computer (where linux runs natively). that means, as i see it, that either
> there's a problem with VMware and samba working together, or my samba client
> is not properly configured -- although i'm not aware that it's much
> configurable... 
> has anyone already had such a problem? or does anyone have an idea what i'm
> doing wrong? 

Vmware itself is not a problem.  I use it without problem and I believe 
some of the samba developement is done on vmware machines.

Things to check are firewalling on the Linux box, and which of the 
available vmware network options you used.  Bridged, private or NAT.

Regards, Doug

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