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I have a few machine running Redhat 8 in a windows2000 mainly enviroment. My problem is that I can map a drive from my winodws machines to the linux boxes, ...
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    Samba in RedHat8


    I have a few machine running Redhat 8 in a windows2000 mainly enviroment.
    My problem is that I can map a drive from my winodws machines to the linux boxes, but when I browse my network neiborhood in the windows2000 machines I get an error message saying "domainname.com is not available"

    Here are my configurations to the samba configuration file.

    [global]

    workgroup = mydomain.com


    server string = Samba Server

    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log



    security = user
    encrypt passwords = yes
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd


    unix password sync = Yes
    passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u


    wins server = 192.168.1.50




    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    browseable = no
    writable = yes
    valid users = %S
    create mode = 0664
    directory mode = 0775

    Thanks for any help
    SeekNdestroy

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    Do you have a firewall blocking the NMB ports (UDP ports 137 and 138)?

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    Solved the problem

    I changed my (workgroup = mydomain.com) variable to the bios name of my domain, windows sets aliases for domains so I changed the workgroup variable to "PBG" which is the alias for that domain and it worked.


    Thanks

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