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I have a Linux box, an XP box and a Linux laptop. Both Linux machines can see the XP machine but neither can see each other! What can I do?...
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    Can't see laptop on network


    I have a Linux box, an XP box and a Linux laptop. Both Linux machines can see the XP machine but neither can see each other! What can I do?

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    Have you got Samba running as a client on them?
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    Not sure. I apologize for being a newbie.

    When I check servers, Samba is running.

    How do I get Samba running as a client.

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    open a terminal and as root type

    # /usr/sbin/smbd -D
    # /usr/sbin/nmbd -D

    or just

    # smbd -D
    # nmbd -D

    or it could be

    # /usr/local/samba/bin/smbd -D
    # /usr/local/samba/bin/nmbd -D

    .......not sure what system you're using.

    Hopefully that should do it
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    Take a look at this other post on samba - http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5734

    Something to take a look at, if you are running RedHat at least, is the firewall settings. Plus the above post has a very good link to some samba faq's.

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