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  1. weird Samba issue.

    Hi all,

    I have three PC's -
    K1 - Linux Fedora Core4
    K4 - Linux Fedora Core4
    K5 - Windows XP

    The problem is, the shares are visible among the three systmes only when
    the Windows machine is
    up and running, when it is not, the Linux machines cannot see each
    other's shares.

    I tried commenting out the netbios and workgroup lines, that doesnt help.

    I use nautilus as the file/share browser, but the same issue exists in
    Konqueror as well.


    [rodger@K4]$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf

    [global]
    netbios name = K4
    workgroup = K
    log level = 1
    log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
    security = share
    local master = no
    domain master = no
    preferred master = no
    hosts deny = ALL
    hosts allow = 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0
    server string =
    encrypt passwords = no
    guest ok = yes
    ; guest account = nobody

    # Folder Shares

    [ShareFolder]
    path = /mnt/share
    browseable = yes
    guest ok = yes
    ; writeable = no


  2. Re: weird Samba issue. CLARIFICATION.

    The problem is that Nautilus and Konqueror wont see the shares, unless
    Windows is running.

    The smbclient -L and smbmount commands work fine between the two
    Linux nodes even when
    Windows is not running.

  3. Re: weird Samba issue.

    Rodger wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I have three PC's -
    > K1 - Linux Fedora Core4
    > K4 - Linux Fedora Core4
    > K5 - Windows XP
    >
    > The problem is, the shares are visible among the three systmes only when
    > the Windows machine is
    > up and running, when it is not, the Linux machines cannot see each
    > other's shares.


    The problem here is using Nautilus with it's computer icon, then network
    icons, which goes to network:///
    It takes forever to come back with the list of hosts.

    Konqueror works right away, with only a 2-3 second delay.

    The issue with Nautilus can be solved by using smb:// or
    smb://

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