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  1. #1

    Samba Shares not showing


    I have Fedora Core 3 still : ) and an running Samba 3.0.8 pre1.

    Have configured the file like this:
    # Global parameters
    log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
    load printers = No
    idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
    socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
    guest ok = Yes
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    dns proxy = No
    cups options = raw
    server string = Samba Server
    password server = None
    idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
    remote announce =
    workgroup = MYWORKGROUP
    default service = music
    debug level = 10
    printcap name = /etc/printcap
    preload = music
    preferred master = No
    max log size = 50

    comment = MP3 Storage
    path = /music
    browseable = yes
    writeable = yes
    guest ok = yes

    I have a user called music on this Machine called music and has a folder /music/ which is shared through the Samba GUI config provided with Fedora. I've also put in SWAT AND I can see it in Web min as well.

    ANYWAY, The problem is that in my windows network I can only see the windows clients...? I can't see my Fedora machine at all BUT BUT BUT....
    I can connect and map drives from winXP(all win machines) using the
    "C:\\ net use m: \\SERVERNAME\share" using the correct SAMBA username and password

    This command lets me map a drive and I can browse it though window files explorer....

    Firewall disabled - Security GUI
    Open ports - services
    21/tcp open ftp
    22/tcp open ssh
    25/tcp open smtp
    80/tcp open http
    110/tcp open pop3
    111/tcp open rpcbind
    139/tcp open netbios-ssn
    389/tcp open ldap
    445/tcp open microsoft-ds
    631/tcp open ipp
    901/tcp open samba-swat
    3306/tcp open mysql
    5900/tcp open vnc
    9090/tcp open zeus-admin
    10000/tcp open snet-sensor-mgmt

    I have also run the Etherreal Analyser which returns results which Im not skilled enough to interprit.
    Mast browser issues could be in play here? since i do a NBTSTAT -a NAME and a windows machine returns __MASTER_BROWSER__ and also the Fedora server says it's a MASTER BROWSER also...
    Strange the I can NBTSTAT from windows and get a results but can't see the share...?

    I dont' know what microsoft-ds is BUT there were references to it in the Etherreal logs...

    Please help, No idea why I can mapp a drive but can't see it in the Neighbourhood netowrk..

    Thanks in advance,


  2. #2
    Super Moderator Roxoff's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Nottingham, England
    If you're not using:

    encrypt passwords = yes

    in your smb.conf file, then you need to be certain that your windows machines are all configured for plain text passwords. For windows XP and 2000, just upen up the registry editor and do a search keys named:


    and set each to the value of 1 for on (the default is 0). Repeat the search and make sure you've found and set every one, then reboot the windows machine and retry.
    Linux user #126863 - see

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