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Re: [edlug] Samba problem
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 192.168.0.123
No name resolution setup, by the sound of it. Unless you are using DNS,
name resolution for most purposes would have to be done via hosts files
(/etc/hosts on Unix, C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts).
One exception is SMB, which can be done via WINS resolution.
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'.
Implies that the Samba server is sending out the browse information, but
that only contains a hostname, not the IP address it equates to. So when
the XP machine tries to connect to \\zerofive it still has no idea what
IP address to connect to.
Nothing at all appears in the samba logs, nor in the messages
Not surprising, it never gets there.
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
Seems fine. If you want to avoid configuring a DNS then set up your
Windows boxes to use the Samba box as a WINS server by its IP address;
the option is on the TCP/IP control panel or if you're using DHCP you
can set it via that route. The "wins support = yes" means that you're
set up to provide WINS to the network anyway.
Of course, if you're in a hurry, then \\192.168.0.123\sharename will
work fine; you don't need to resolve the name.
Science & Engineering Support, EUCS, University of Edinburgh
The above opinions are mine, and Edinburgh Uni can't have them
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