samba only works with an internet connection

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by johnny bee, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. johnny bee

    johnny bee Guest

    i've tried googling this, but found no answers.
    i've got a linux box, an OS X iMac, and a winXP box.
    all this networked through an SMB router.

    everything works great; filesharing all around.
    only thing is - whenever i'm NOT online (router not connected to the
    internet) - no computer can connect to the linux box. AND even if they
    were connected before (ex. linux share mounted on the XP box or iMac)
    - once i disconnect from the internet - i can't see the files on the
    linux box from the other 2 computers.

    anyone have a clue why mounting (filesharing) with the linux box works
    fine ONLY when i have an internet connection? even though all
    computers can still ping one another and they ALL still maintain their
    internal network IP addresses after disconnecting from the internet
    (ex. 192.168.x.x). AND the XP box and the iMac still maintain
    filesharing abilities even after disconnecting from the internet.

    any help, very much appreciated.

    johnny bee, Jun 26, 2003
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