[Samba] Can't get share to show up on windows

Peter Olcott peteolcott at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 08:15:29 MST 2010

I have successfully set of two Samba servers under Red Hat Linux 6.0 and
9.0. I am having trouble getting Samba 3.0 Fedora Linux Samba to show up on
the windows machine. I can't find the solution in either of the two books
that I bought, or the online resources after spending several days working
on this.

I only need a relatively simple network, yet I also want it to be reasonably
secure. With my first server I set up fixed IP addresses and edited the
etc/hosts file. Somehow my second server can connect to my XP clients
without changes to the etc/hosts file, and without fixed IP addresses set up
on the windows XP side. I don't know how it does this. I probably want this
new server to work this same way.

I must have two Samba servers and three Windows XP boxes all connected. The
Red Hat Linux 9.0 samba box is currently working correctly with the three XP

Appreciate you help.

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