troubles with samba:(
i have a question! i have tried to configure my own smb.conf and some things run but not all! ähhm, i have 2 pc connected! one with winxp and one with linux mandrake 10.0! at this time its possible to mount the winxp pc to see the shares from the pc! but theres a problem!
i cant see the linux pc from the windows pc and also on the linux pc its not possible to see the other pc in konqueror with smb:// or linneighborhood!! well i have also no idea how to configure a printer connected on the winxp pc from linux!!
bah plz help iam really a noob, unfortunately:(
has no one an idea :( hmpf
This quick howto tells you how to setup samba conf file, users and passes. The printer sharing...I never did accomplish that myself yet either :?
thx for the link! now i have only one more problem! my windows pc cant see my linux computer! :((
make sure you have netbios name setup to what you want it (i made mine simply 'server') and the workgroup is in there right. If you didnt change windows' workgroup, make it MSHOME (I believe thats default :?: )
Once done, and you restarted samba (/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb restart or wherever it is on your distro), go to My Network Places in XP and on the left side, you should see 'View all network computers' Click that and you should see the server...click on it and login with your samba username/pass u created.
thats crazy! i cant see the win pc from the linux and visa versa! but if i search for the linux pc by IP i find the pc and can navigate to him :(
iam also able to mount the winpc from linux!
but it would be nice if could see the pc's automatic :(
this is my samba at the moment!
# Global parameters
workgroup = Arbeitsgruppe
netbios name = Server
encrypt password = yes
read only = no
browseable = No
path = /mnt/share
browseable = yes
read only = no
comment = All Printers
path = /tmp/spool/cups
guest ok = Yes
printable = Yes
print command = lpr -P%p -o raw %s
lpq command = lpstat -o%p
lprm command = cancel %p-%j
use client driver = Yes
Last thing I can think of is make sure your firewall on your linux pc (if you have one setup) allows incoming connections to your samba port.
i have running a proxy server! could this cause problems??
this network browsing uses WINS. and in a nutshell WINS is crap. it is the main problem with MS networks - and why they have such a bad name.
Set your samba server to be a wins server which requires something like.
wins support = yes
but before doing this try pinging each pc from the other by IP address and by Netbios name.
you can also try doing a lookup
nmblookup -b mycomputername
try man nmblookup for more options. I would say that this is certainly a name resolution problem. you can also try smb://mycomputername in the Konqueror and \\mycomputername on the windows box. both of these should work.