[Samba] Can't see samba drives or printers in host Linux from VMWare guest Windows

Mark Hull-Richter mhullrich at gmail.com
Wed Apr 4 03:27:05 GMT 2007

I have my machine configured to run VMWare Server with a NAT ethernet
connection, and with samba running,  I can see the host with "printers
and faxes" and "scheduled tasks," but no drives or printers.  The whole
point of this is to get access to my host drives and printers from my
Windows on VMWare guest.  Here's my smb.conf:

# cat smb.conf
# Global parameters
        workgroup = MARKGROUP
        server string = Samba Server
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        printcap name = /etc/printcap
        preferred master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        wins support = Yes
        idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
        idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
        hosts allow = 192.168.230. 192.168.108. 127.
        cups options = raw

        comment = Home Directories
        path = /home/%u
        valid users = %S
        read only = No
        browseable = Yes

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        printable = Yes
        browseable = Yes

        comment = Temporary file space
        path = /tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = No

Now, I would expect at least to be able to see the tmp, but nothing.
Any suggestions would be welcome.


Mark Hull-Richter, Linux Kernel Engineer
DATAllegro (www.datallegro.com)
85 Enterprise, Second Floor, Aliso Viejo, CA  92656
949-680-3082 - Office     949-330-7691 - fax

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