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Sun Sep 6 16:29:27 MDT 2009

either 192.168.1.x or 192.168.2.x networks?  Don't forget to use a
full stop after them like:

hosts allow 192.168.1. 192.168.2.

or you could write it like:

hosts allow

> =A0 =A0 Okay, let me ask one basic question at a time.
> =A0 =A0 I "was thinking" that I didn't have to actually mount samba
> (smbmount) in the past, back years ago when I used it with VMWare and
> Windows 98. =A0(I was thinking that the smdb/nmdb daemons just did what w=
> needed.)

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this, but smbmount is for
letting the Linux box mount (connect to) a Windows (or Samba) share on
another machine.  It seems that what you want is the other way around.
 i.e. to connect to Samba on the Linux machine from the Windows

> =A0 =A0 I will be fine if I just am able to submit a print job from the
> Windows/Vista to the Linux HP9110 printer. =A0I will be fine if I just
> transfer any files, either direction, by accessing my host filesystem via
> Explorer in Windows. =A0(This is how I did it, years ago, with Windows 98=
> VMWare.)
> =A0 =A0 I am thinking that I do NOT need to add to /etc/fstab, or smbmoun=
> anything from the Linux side. =A0Do you agree?

Yes, if you want to connect to Samba from the Windows machine then you
do not have to do anything with /etc/fstab or smbmount.

What does your smb.conf look like?  And what happens when you try to
connect/print from the Windows machine?  What errors to you get?

Michael Wood <esiotrot at>

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