Fedora FC4 and Samba - pls help
I just installed FC4 and all is working properly etc...I am trying to configure samba with my former settings on RH9, but it isnt working...heres my setup:
1) "myworkgroup" is the same workgroup that my winxp belongs to.
# Global parameters
workgroup = myworkgroup
server string = SambaServer
encrypt passwords = Yes
obey pam restrictions = Yes
pam password change = Yes
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*al
unix password sync = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
max log size = 0
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
dns proxy = No
printing = lprng
browsable = no
comment = Home Directories
valid users = %S
read only = No
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775
browseable = yes
comment = All Printers
path = /var/spool/samba
printable = Yes
browseable = Yes
comment = sharedfiles
path = /home/toks/public
read only = no
browsable = yes
2)i created a new samba user with "smbpasswd -a toks" and added a password accordingly. This <username> "toks" and <password> are the same users/pass i have on my winXP pc.
3) I log off linux and relog-in with the new username toks and password respectively.....im logged onto both PCs with the same user and pass.
3)i verified that there is a DIR with name as "/toks/public" at /home. I did a chmod 777 on /toks/public....both dirs have the 777 ownership. I su'd into root before i did the chmod command. I also verified that toks was the owner both its home DIR and the public DIR.
4) from my network neighborhood on winxp, i can see the linux server hostname(smallfry) together with my winxp.... clicking on the linux server results in a prompt for a username and password. I enter the username "toks" and the password respectively, yet it still prompts me again.... i see the "connect to smallfry.smallfrydomain.com" at the blue colored top of the prompting page.... pls why is this so?
this "smallfry.smallfrydomain" is the second line in my hosts file, with the first line reading 127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost.
ive restarted smb several times, all to no avail.....
i even did an iptables -F command to make sure no firewall prevents my access into linux.....from the linux server, however, i cant see my winxp pc. note...i can ping back and forth.
pls what am i forgetting?