Could someone help me with a Samba problem please, before I put my foot
throught either my Linux or Windows NT system?
I have a Windows NT 3.51 system (with SP5) and I'm trying to configure Samba
1.9.17p4 (as supplied with RedHat 5.0) on my Linux RH5.0 system (no updated
RPMs), so that I can map drives on the NT box from the Linux system. I'm using
John Blair's Samba reference manual as a configuration guide.
As far as I can tell, Samba is quite happy from the Linux end. All of the
diagnostic tests detailed in Blair's book pass with flying colours, but
something ain't right somewhere!
If I configure Samba as the Master browser (the suggestion for a small, single
subnet network), the NT box just doesn't see the Linux box, either via a NET
VIEW command, or by using File Manager to try and map a drive. If I configure
Samba not to be the Master browser, then the Linux box does appear in the
browse list, but any attempt to map a network drive using NET USE gives the
System error 53 has occurred.
The network path was not found.
File Manager reports the second of the two messages.
According to the output of smbclient -L <sambaserver> -U '' -N, my Linux
system is offering IPC$ and tmp shares, but only the Linux box appears in the
browse list. (I expected to see my NT box too.)
As I have a Win95 box which plays quite happily with the NT box, my money is
on a Samba configuration problem somewhere, but I simply don't know where to
look or go from here! There's nothing obvious in any of the Samba or system
log files. I've checked /etc/services and ports 137,138 & 139 seem to be
Could someone please put me out of my misery and crack this one? I'm pretty
sure that it's something obvious, but I have no idea.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.