[Samba] Windows XP sees fedora14/samba3 shares but not fedora20/samba4 shares

Marc Muehlfeld mmuehlfeld at samba.org
Fri Mar 6 10:11:10 MST 2015

Hello Al,

Am 06.03.2015 um 02:42 schrieb Al Schapira:
> A windows XP machine 'X' (the only one left in the LAN) sees all
> fedora14/samba3 shares on f14 machine 'A' but cannot see fedora20/samba4
> shares on machines 'B' or 'C'.
> 'X' can ping all of the others by name, and all of the others 'A', 'B'
> and 'C' CAN see ALL of the other shares INCLUDING on the XP machine 'X'.
> Machine 'X' sees the computers 'A' 'B' 'C' but when 'B' or 'C' are
> clicked, 'X' tries to log in and asks for a password INSTEAD OF SHOWING
> THE SHARES.  When 'A' is clicked, 'X' shows the shares.
> All WORKGROUP'S are the same. All share permissions are 775.
> So, why can't 'X' see the f20/samba4 shares?
> Is there some change in f20/samba4 smb.conf that I need to make that
> system-config-samba doesn't know about?
> Please suggest things to look at, both on the f20/samba4 side and on the
> XP side.

Sorry. But your A, B, C, X, whaterver makes reading your post more
confusing than it helps, to explain what problem you're having. :-)

You'r problem is, that you can't access a share from XP, but you can
from different OS, right? (if not, retry to explain in simple words,
without A, B,... :-))

Please provide some information:
- show your smb.conf of the host, you can't access
- what is shown in the logs, if you try to access the share
- can you access the share via \\ip\sharename?


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