[Samba] Samba / Vista Problem

William O'Higgins Witteman william.ohiggins at utoronto.ca
Tue Apr 8 19:24:43 GMT 2008

On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 03:08:51PM -0400, Wes Deviers wrote:
>On Tue 8 Apr  2008 1:51:27 pm William Witteman wrote:
>> I have a problem - I am trying to set up shared folders on a Debian etch
>> machine, and then access them from a bunch of Vista Business machines.
>> I set up a very basic smb.conf, and when I request the hostname of the
>> Linux machine, I am prompted for a username and password.  I enter them,
>> and I see the shares that I expect to see.  If I attempt to create a new
>> folder, however, I get the following error message:
>Can you do it via IP address?  ( \\ style?)

Yes!  Holy crap!  I've been bashing my head against this for ages!
So... how do I fix my config to let this thing take a non-numeric IP?



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