Windows-Linux Network: How to browse and see the Linux boxes?
I have a network comprised of 2 Windows XP and 3 Mandriva 2007 machines. I want each machine to be able to browse in the others. Using Nautilus (for Mandriva machines) and Explorer (for Windows machines), all the computers can browse the hard drives of the Windows machines. None can access the drives of the Mandriva 2007 boxes. From the Windows computers when I try to enter Samba Server 3.0 23b, I get this error:
“\\Localhost is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. Go to System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again.“
My two Windows boxes have different names. I wonder if my 3 Mandriva boxes have the same name. How can I tell what a Linux box’s name is? How can I change the name? Any ideas to get the network working? Thank you.