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Postby VicePres.PLUS » Sun Nov 24, 2002 2:12 am

Dear Fellows

I am having problem to configure properly Samba Server on Linux Machine to integrate Linux Machiune in Windows Network- When i properly configure Linux Machine SMB.CONF, and restart services, i can browse mounted voulmes of windows machines on my Linux Server but when i try to browse Linux Machine from Windows Network I am unable to even search the Linux Machine rather than browsing it (Even i am unable to search Linux machine by IP Address / Linux Machine Name).

wHile still the Ping command works fine from both sides, i mean from Linux Side and Windows Side.

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Postby majorwoo » Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:48 am

You need to make sure you have some things setup in the smb.conf file, I am going to list a few of the more common ones...

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name
workgroup = woos_world
netbios name = daboss

# This option is important for security. It allows you to restrict
# connections to machines which are on your local network. The
# following example restricts access to two C class networks and
# the "loopback" interface. For more examples of the syntax see
# the smb.conf man page
hosts allow = 192.168.0. 127.

# Security mode. Most people will want user level security. See
# security_level.txt for details.
security = user

# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here
remote announce =

also, make sure you have a share setup at the bottom of the file
comment = Storage
path = /storage
browsable = yes
valid users = @woo # this means the group woo can access this share
directory mode = 0770
createmode = 0660
writable = yes

also in network neighborhood under windows, you often have to go to entire network to get it to recognize the linux machine - once it has existed in the workgroup awhile it will pick it up better

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