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Xtreme Tech Team Refugee
Apr 29, 2002
have a red hat 9 box and a win xp pro box. i installed samba and changed the settings in smb.conf, but it still wont show up in network neighboorhood on the xp pro. i treid the ip, but it still wont see it

i also downloladed webmin and set up everything..but it(the xp box) cant connect to the rh box. it can ping it fine.
it says: network path not found

#======================= Global Settings ===================================== 

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name 
workgroup = STORM 

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field 
server string = bizzard 

# 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. 

# if you want to automatically load your printer list rather 
# than setting them up individually then you'll need this 
   printcap name = /etc/printcap 
   load printers = yes 

# It should not be necessary to spell out the print system type unless 
# yours is non-standard. Currently supported print systems include: 
# bsd, sysv, plp, lprng, aix, hpux, qnx, cups 
   printing = cups 

# Uncomment this if you want a guest account, you must add this to /etc/passwd 
# otherwise the user "nobody" is used 
guest account = pcguest 

# this tells Samba to use a separate log file for each machine 
# that connects 
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log 

# Put a capping on the size of the log files (in Kb). 
   max log size = 0 

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

# Use password server option only with security = server 
# The argument list may include: 
#   password server = My_PDC_Name [My_BDC_Name] [My_Next_BDC_Name] 
# or to auto-locate the domain controller/s 
#   password server = * 
;   password server = <NT-Server-Name> 

# Password Level allows matching of _n_ characters of the password for 
# all combinations of upper and lower case. 
;  password level = 8 
;  username level = 8 

# You may wish to use password encryption. Please read 
# ENCRYPTION.txt, Win95.txt and WinNT.txt in the Samba documentation. 
# Do not enable this option unless you have read those documents 
   smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd 

# The following is needed to keep smbclient from spouting spurious errors 
# when Samba is built with support for SSL. 
;   ssl CA certFile = /usr/share/ssl/certs/ca-bundle.crt 

# The following are needed to allow password changing from Windows to 
# update the Linux system password also. 
# NOTE: Use these with 'encrypt passwords' and 'smb passwd file' above. 
# NOTE2: You do NOT need these to allow workstations to change only 
#        the encrypted SMB passwords. They allow the Unix password 
#        to be kept in sync with the SMB password. 
   unix password sync = Yes 
   passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u 
   passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n *passwd:*all*authentication*tokens*updated*successfully* 

# You can use PAM's password change control flag for Samba. If 
# enabled, then PAM will be used for password changes when requested 
# by an SMB client instead of the program listed in passwd program. 
# It should be possible to enable this without changing your passwd 
# chat parameter for most setups. 

   pam password change = yes 

# Unix users can map to different SMB User names 
;  username map = /etc/samba/smbusers 

# Using the following line enables you to customise your configuration 
# on a per machine basis. The %m gets replaced with the netbios name 
# of the machine that is connecting 
;   include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m 

# This parameter will control whether or not Samba should obey PAM's 
# account and session management directives. The default behavior is 
# to use PAM for clear text authentication only and to ignore any 
# account or session management. Note that Samba always ignores PAM 
# for authentication in the case of encrypt passwords = yes 

   obey pam restrictions = yes 

# Most people will find that this option gives better performance. 
# See speed.txt and the manual pages for details 
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192 

# Configure Samba to use multiple interfaces 
# If you have multiple network interfaces then you must list them 
# here. See the man page for details. 
  ;interfaces = 

# Configure remote browse list synchronisation here 
#  request announcement to, or browse list sync from: 
#   a specific host or from / to a whole subnet (see below) 
;   remote browse sync = 
# Cause this host to announce itself to local subnets here 
;   remote announce = 

# Browser Control Options: 
# set local master to no if you don't want Samba to become a master 
# browser on your network. Otherwise the normal election rules apply 
;   local master = no 

# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser 
# elections. The default value should be reasonable 
;   os level = 33 

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This 
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this 
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job 
;   domain master = yes 

# Preferred Master causes Samba to force a local browser election on startup 
# and gives it a slightly higher chance of winning the election 
;   preferred master = yes 

# Enable this if you want Samba to be a domain logon server for 
# Windows95 workstations. 
;   domain logons = yes 

# if you enable domain logons then you may want a per-machine or 
# per user logon script 
# run a specific logon batch file per workstation (machine) 
;   logon script = %m.bat 
# run a specific logon batch file per username 
;   logon script = %U.bat 

# Where to store roving profiles (only for Win95 and WinNT) 
#        %L substitutes for this servers netbios name, %U is username 
#        You must uncomment the [Profiles] share below 
;   logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U 

# Windows Internet Name Serving Support Section: 
# WINS Support - Tells the NMBD component of Samba to enable it's WINS Server 
;   wins support = yes 

# WINS Server - Tells the NMBD components of Samba to be a WINS Client 
#   Note: Samba can be either a WINS Server, or a WINS Client, but NOT both 
;   wins server = w.x.y.z 

# WINS Proxy - Tells Samba to answer name resolution queries on 
# behalf of a non WINS capable client, for this to work there must be 
# at least one   WINS Server on the network. The default is NO. 
;   wins proxy = yes 

# DNS Proxy - tells Samba whether or not to try to resolve NetBIOS names 
# via DNS nslookups. The built-in default for versions 1.9.17 is yes, 
# this has been changed in version 1.9.18 to no. 
   guest ok = yes 
   guest account = ryan 
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers 
   dns proxy = no 

# Case Preservation can be handy - system default is _no_ 
# NOTE: These can be set on a per share basis 
;  preserve case = no 
;  short preserve case = no 
# Default case is normally upper case for all DOS files 
;  default case = lower 
# Be very careful with case sensitivity - it can break things! 
;  case sensitive = no 

#============================ Share Definitions ============================== 
   comment = Home Directories 
   browseable = no 
   writeable = yes 
   valid users = %S 
   create mode = 0664 
   directory mode = 0775 
# If you want users samba doesn't recognize to be mapped to a guest user 
; map to guest = bad user 

# Un-comment the following and create the netlogon directory for Domain Logons 
; [netlogon] 
;   comment = Network Logon Service 
;   path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon 
;   guest ok = yes 
;   writable = no 
;   share modes = no 

# Un-comment the following to provide a specific roving profile share 
# the default is to use the user's home directory 
;    path = /usr/local/samba/profiles 
;    browseable = no 
;    guest ok = yes 

# NOTE: If you have a BSD-style print system there is no need to 
# specifically define each individual printer 
   comment = All Printers 
   path = /var/spool/samba 
   browseable = no 
# Set public = yes to allow user 'guest account' to print 
   printable = yes 

   path = /home/ryan/fah/ 
   writeable = yes 
   guest ok = yes 
   browseable = yes 
        read only=no

D $hady

Feb 11, 2003
Try what frodoski said. If that doesn't work, look for firewall settings. Somewhere in a control panel you'll find firewall settings and I'm guessing Samba's port will be blocked. Good luck!

-- Dave