Problems with Samba + Windows
Hello, I am fairly new to the Linux scene, so please excuse any stupidity on my part.
I am setting up a LAN with my Linux box as a file/web server. It is a 486 running RedHat 5.1, kernal 2.0.35.
I have the Linux computer working flawlessly with my Mac OS X computer: I can use the smb services, FTP, web (apache), log into it remotely, and even listen to streamed music (my 486 is runing fluid :D ).
On the PC, however, I cannot use the smb services. Here's the weird thing: using a linux command promt, I can use the "smbclient -L [IP of Mac]" to view the services offered on that computer. I can also use "smbclient -L [name of Mac in /etc/hosts]". Makes sense to me. However, when I do this for windows, "smbclient -L [IP of PC]" returns:
"Added interface ip=127.0.0.1 bcast=127.255.255.255 nmask=255.0.0.0
Session request failed (131,130) with myname=LOCALHOST destname=192.168.0.10
Called name not present
Try to connect to another name (instead of 192.168.0.10)
You may find the -I option useful for this"
The odd thing is, when I use "smbclient -L [name of PC in /etc/hosts]", it works! Now, the REAL problem is that I can't connect to the linux box FROM the PC, and I'm not sure if the above info is of any help. From windows (Me), I CAN connect to the Mac, with "My Network Places > Add Network Place", typing "\\[IP of Mac]\". I can also type in the name of the Mac, though I don't know where exactly it gets that name. If I try to connect to the linux box using an IP, it results in an error, and I don't know what name to use (localhost does nothing). I've also tried browsing the entire network on the windows pc, but it doesn't show the linux box.
Any help would be greatly appreciated by a new Linux enthusiast!