Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Fedora Core 3 & Samba

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
crussell
Guest





PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Fedora Core 3 & Samba Reply with quote

Help. Help. Help.

SO, I got FC3 installed and everything's running like a dream ... except for Samba ..

It's installed OK, it's running on the Linux box and I can see the linux box from Network Neighbourhood on my XP Pro PC, but when I click on the FC3 box in Network Neighbourhood I donlt see any of the shared directories on the linux box - in fact file explorer just shows blank. I know the shared directories exist on the FC box and I know there are files them, so can anyone help shed any light on why they might not be showing up ?

TIA

Chris
Back to top
Nigel
LXF regular


Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:03 pm
Posts: 1141
Location: Gloucestershire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Fedora Core 3 & Samba Reply with quote

The usual reason is that your XP username isn't set up on the Samba box... try running SWAT (Samba remote administration - just point your browser at http://localhost:901 on your Fedora box) and making sure that the username and password you use on the XP box has been set.
_________________
Hope this helps,

Nigel.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Andy



Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 6:29 pm
Posts: 90
Location: Trowbridge

PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Chris,

You can actually do this very easily if you don't use SWAT Smile

Basically there are a couple of things you need to make sure you have switched on. First of all, if you are using a firewall on your FC3 computer you need to open up the ports for Samba, which are ports 135-139. You do this by going to the Security Level option and clicking on the firewall tab. In the other ports box the correct syntax is:

Code:
135:tcp, 136:tcp 137:tcp, 138:tcp, 139:tcp


Click OK and your firewall will be ready for Samba.

Next go to a command prompt (user or root) and type

Code:
rpm -q system-config-samba


to find out if you have the Fedora Samba Configuration interface. If not, use

Code:
yum install system-config-samba


to download and install it.

Under system settings you should see another sub-menu which should contain a Samba option. Click this to bring up FC's Samba config tool. Check to see that your folder is listed and select it with a single click. Click edit and make sure that Is VIsible and is Writeable are checked. Go to users and select available to all users (unless you have already created a Samba account this is the best way). Click OK and then exit the Samba config tool.

You should now be able to access the share across the network!

Let me know if this doesn't work and I'll try something else for you.

Andy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address MSN Messenger
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help! All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast