Can see Linux box, but no shares from windows

Susol, Brian J. BSusol at
Tue Mar 4 12:23:38 GMT 2003

I actually did get it working
It looks like I had forgotten to make a password

I also used a new clean smb.conf that someone had sent me and it worked
perfectly... Only thing left was to set the permissions on the directory...

So now I have a very basic install set up. With very basic permissions and I
will move from there to learn more.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Philippe AMIOT [mailto:p.amiot at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 2:55 AM
To: Susol, Brian J.
Cc: smb-clients at
Subject: Re: Can see Linux box, but no shares from windows

Please post your smb.conf for details !

Le Lundi 3 Mars 2003 21:44, Susol, Brian J. a écrit :
> Can anyone provide me a few suggestions?
> I installed Redhat 8.0 on my laptop. XP Pro on my windows box.
> I am using Samba/SWAT at the moment as well.
> I have the basic smb.conf that I took from the example folder and made no
> changes except opening the public share. (unfortunately I am at work so I
> cant show exactly what I have). I also added the workgroup =  line under
> [global] and added my windows workgroup.
> I am currently having two problems.
> The first is that I can SEE the linux box from windows. Its listed, its
> there.
> I try to explore it, but I cannot. There is no share. Windows gives me the
> curious error that a duplicate name exists on the network and I should
> rename it.
> On the linux side, when I try to do a smbclient -L myhostname I am now
> getting what I beleive said NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILED... It had worked
> properly before. I am not sure what I could of changed to cause this.
> All I am looking to do it set up a very basic share at this point.
> Can anyone suggest to me a very basic smb.conf so I can compare with mine?
> Or even provide me any tips? I think I am going to start from scratch with
> it and try again. I have hit this problem twice now though so I am
> concerned what the issue is. There is no firewall. Encrypted passwords is
> on...
> I can provide more information when I get home if I am missing something(I
> am sure I am)
> Thank you for any assistance.
> Brian J. Susol
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