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[edlug] Samba problem


I'm just starting to play with Samba (2.2.7) but ... 

[edit - sorry, this got to be a bit long]

I have 2 PCs, 1 Windows XP, and one RH Linux 7.2. I can ssh and 
http from XP to Linux fine, and from the Linux I can ssh, http, 
email etc. Internet (cable modem) comes in to the XP box, then 
out to a hub which the Linux box is connected to. 

On the internal network, the XP box IP is, and the 
Linux is

Hostnames are set up, with XP = eveshampc.mshome.net, and Linux = 

>From Linux, I can ping eveshampc successfully. 

>From XP, I can NOT ping zerofive, but I CAN ping

On XP, in network places, I see the Linux box, and it has the 
name I set up in the Samba config, so at some level they are 
talking to each other. However, any attempt to access the machine 
results in a '\\Zerofive is not accessible' error, also saying 
'The network path was not found'. 

Nothing at all appears in the samba logs, nor in the messages 

There is no firewall on the Linux box. XP has a firewall on the 
external interface, but not the internal one. Also running 
ZoneAlarm on the XP, but with the Linux box's IP in the trusted 
zone and firewall off for trusted. 

I have created a user on Linux with the same name and password as 
the XP user, but I don't think authentication is the problem 
because I would expect to see error messages and log entries. I 
suspect it's to do with hostname resolution, since I can't ping 
the Linux box by name, but I have no clue what to do next. 

Here is my Samba config: 

   workgroup = MSHOME
   server string = Samba Server
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   local master = yes
   wins support = yes

   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   create mode = 0664
   directory mode = 0775
   map archive = no

    path = /home/data
    read only = no
    map archive = no

Ah. While writing this, /var/log/samba/log.nmbd has just spat 

[2004/03/05 12:16:31, 0] 
  Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name MSHOME<1b> for 
the workgroup MSHOME.
  Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup.

That makes me suspect something needs nudged on the XP box? 

Any help very much appreciated. 



Dr. David R. Baird
ZeroFive Web Design
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