[Samba] Unable to find Samba Server, Windows Network

Eero Volotinen eero.volotinen at iki.fi
Sun Feb 28 22:18:11 MST 2010

2010/3/1 Michael Johnston <michaeljohnston6 at gmail.com>:
> Hi, I am having some problems setting permissions to access a Samba
> share on my Windows XP box. So what follows is all the information I
> thought would be useful to helping me out.
> Firstly, neither box has a firewall running. Both computers are able
> to ping each other's IPs. When on my XP box, I go to "Map Network
> Drive" I am able to find my Samba computer \\Server in my workgroup
> MSHOME. I am able to expand the \\Server to see \\Server\Shared.
> However when I click finish, it tells me "The network path
> \\Server\Shared could not be found."

Sounds like netbios name resolution problem. Usually you need to
enable wins name server on samba and then point
wins clients to it or map netbios names on dns server. (or use ip
address instead of hostname)

see the url: http://oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/ch07_03.html


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