[Samba] Samba + WinXP Home

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Thu Nov 19 05:04:04 MST 2009

Quoting "Mumia W.." <paduille.4061.mumia.w+nospam at earthlink.net>:

> Hello. I'm trying to get Samba 3.2.5 working with Windows XP Home.
> Reputedly, XP Home still has peer-to-peer networking, so that's what
> I'm trying to use, but I can't get it to work. Samba is set up on my
> Debian Lenny machine, and I can contact the shares using smbclient, but
> I can't get Windows Explorer to see the shares.
> For the last four days, I've been searching the net trying to find out
> how to do this.
> I'm using bluetooth, but that shouldn't be a problem. My firewall is
> open on the bluetooth connection, and pings work fine between both
> machines. Anyway, the problem remains even when the firewall is down.
> Can someone please help me get XP Home to see the Samba shares?
> I'm using Samba 3.2.5 with Debian 5.0 (i386) and Windows XP Home SP3.
> My smb.conf is here:
> http://home.earthlink.net/~mumia.w.18.spam/docs/smb-sanit.txt
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try to access samba server using \\server.ip.address ? Does it work?


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