Samba Troubleshooting: Shares not available to XP client
Hi guys, I've been struggling with my linux/windows/router network for a little while now and I think I'm reaching the end of a long path.
One of the final hurdles though is that despite my windows client (scorpio) displaying my linux box (zen) in its workgroup (marknet), I can't access any of the shares I've set up on zen. Given that this new box is supposed to be my file/print server, this is a pretty major failing.
I have two users of note:
mark/pwd (my primary login for both machines)
smbuser/pwd (a spare user for testing the samba setup)
These have been added to the zen, scorpio and I've also used "smbpasswd -a mark" and "smbpasswd -a smbuser" to add these profiles to the samba server. The usernames and passwords are all lower case.
Both machines have been "leased" an IP address (192.168.2.4 - zen, 192.168.2.3 - scorpio) from the belkin router which is also providing internet connectivity to both machines. Ping is successful to and from both machines.
I've added a "public" share to the smb.conf which I am expecting to see in the network places from windows given that I log in as mark/pwd.
I've included the global and the public share extracts from the smb.conf below.
I can't see where I'm going wrong. The users have been set up and zen is visible to the workgroup. I just can't see any shares. Trying to explore zen results in the following message.
"\\Zen is not accessible. You might not have permision to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The network path was not found."
Can anyone suggest where I'm going wrong?
workgroup = Marknet
netbiosname = Zen
printing = cups
printcap name = cups
printcap cache time = 750
cups options = raw
printer admin = @ntadmin, root, administrator
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
map to guest = Bad User
include = /etc/samba/dhcp.conf
logon path = \\%L\profiles\.msprofile
logon home = \\%L\%U\.9xprofile
logon drive = P:
security = user
encrypt passwords = yes
ldap idmap suffix = ou=Idmap
ldap machine suffix = ou=Computers
ldap suffix = dc=example,dc=com
passdb backend = smbpasswd
comment = Shared documents on Zen
path = /publicdocs
locking = no
security = share
guest ok = yes
guest account = ftp
guest only = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = yes