This is a discussion on Re: [Samba] Unable to access linux files from windows using sambaconfigured in linux Vmware - Samba ; Napster wrote: > > Hi > > I had thw same issue with my network....check if the DNS translation for > the Ip address of the system thats running Samba server.Or there is a work > around to get this ...
> I had thw same issue with my network....check if the DNS translation for
> the Ip address of the system thats running Samba server.Or there is a work
> around to get this working...
> Check if u\you are able to access the files by going to the run option and
> then entering the ip address
> Go to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ there you would find a file by the
> name hosts add the ip address and also the host name for the server there.
> The file would look like this
> # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
> # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
> # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
> # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
> # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
> # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
> # space.
> # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
> # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
> # For example:
> # 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server
> # 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host
> 127.0.0.1 localhost
> 192.168.0.143 napster-server1
> Where 192.168.0.143 is the ip address of the system thats running Samba
> and napter-Server1 the hostname.
> If you are running DNS server then check the configuration file of the
Thanks for the reply Napster,
but i dint get exactly what you are telling..
say in my case i am running Vmware linux running Samba of which the IP
address is 192.168.248.195 and hostname is just localhost.localdomain.. so i
added an entry to the file you have said above in windows hosts file.. but
still it is not working. it is telling the same problem..
and can you please tell me where to check the configuratyion file of the DNS
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