[Samba] Server cannot share resources
aginest at club-internet.fr
Tue Jan 15 21:33:51 GMT 2008
Hi to all of you,
Problem occurs while migrating from Windows XP to Linux.
My very simple home network is composed of 3 equipments :
1) a "Windows XP" PC with no printer,
2) a "Mandriva Linux One" PC (previously Windows XP) having printer,
configured as a Samba Server using Samba-3.0.25b-4.4mdv2008.0
for the "Mandriva Linux One 2008.0" distribution,
3) a Netgear router which provides to both PCs ADSL connexion to the
Web. Netgear router is a DG834GT model, 2.4 GHz, 802.11g.
Previously the PC number 2 (server) was using Windows XP and nicely sharing
resources. I would appreciate having the same service with Linux/Samba.
For now I haven't. I went threw pages of docs, had a look at all the HOWTOs,
and the very useful Checklist. Thanks to the latest I discovered that the
very first step was not OK according to what the "ping" tests were saying :
from equipment to equipment result
PC no 1 PC no 2 (server) nok (all lost !)
PC no 1 router no 3 ok
PC no 2 (server) PC no 1 ok
PC no 2 (server) router no 3 ok
As far as I understand, it looks like the router doesn't "see" the Samba
server : it recognizes it's IP address but keeps ignoring (UNKNOWN) it's name
(should be MSHOME as stated in the "netbios name" parameter of my smb.conf
file). I get lost...
Any idea please ?
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