Can't connect W2K Box To Linux Box

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Snoopy :-)), Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Snoopy :-))

    Snoopy :-)) Guest

    I've installed FC-5 and Using swat I configured samba
    But I Can't semm to Connect from the Win2K box to My Linux Box

    In my Network Places
    I can see the Linux box and the "Share" In my /Home/Share
    But when I click on the share I receive the following Error

    \\Linux\Share is not accessible
    The Network name cannot be found

    Since I can see the Share Then Samba setup seem to be OK
    I don't know what is wron

    I would appreciate some help
    Snoopy :-)), Jun 7, 2006
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  2. i don't user swat, so YMMV.

    Is the user you're trying to connect with a valid user on your Linux box?

    On the Linux box, have you done:
    (as root) smbpasswd -a validuser
    (enter password of 'validuser' a couple of times)

    That will add the 'validuser' to the smbpasswd file.

    You may also need to do: smbpasswd -e validuser (to enable the
    validuser). Then try again.

    man smbpasswd for more info.
    johnny bobby bee, Jun 8, 2006
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    Roby Guest

    My guess: win2k can't translate \\Linux to an ip address.

    Is your linux box in /WINNT/system32/drivers/etc/hosts ?
    Roby, Jun 8, 2006
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