Hope I can give you some help.
Someone else already mentioned the encrypted passwords problem. On your
Win98 machine, in C:\WINDOWS\NETWORK.TXT file, near the bottom, is a note
on getting Win98 to work with Samba.
However, since it isn't even getting that far, try adding "browseable=yes"
to your Homes section.
What I would suggest is adding (if only for debugging purposes) creating
another share, called [public] which points to a directory set up
for it. For instance.
# mkdir /home/public
# chmod 777 /home/public
# vi /etc/smb.conf
(add the following to the end...)
path = /home/public
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = yes
After you've done that, stop and restar the smb daemon by typing
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb stop
# /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start
Then on the Win98 machine, apply the cleartext passwords
registry hack (if only temporarily) and then see if you can
If you get the same message, then you may have name resolution
problems. At the top of your smb.conf file, add "dns proxy = yes"
and see if that helps. As a side note, in your message, you left
out the [general] heading from the top. Don't know if that
impacts anything or not...
If NONE of this helps, either, then let us know!
> Here is my problem:
> I have two machines. One is Win98, theother is a Linux machine. Both can ping
> to each other, FTP to each other, etc. Linux has samba installed on it. It
> can "log on" to itself fine with smbclient. It can also "log on" to the
> Windows '98 machine fine. However, the reverse is not true; in other words,
> Windows '98 cannot log on to Linux. It can't see it on network neighborhood
> either. In Windows, I tried doing a:
> net view \\192.168.1.1
> (where 192.168.1.1 is the address of my Linux server), and I get a:
> Error 53: The computer name specified in the network path cannot be located.
> Make sure you are specifying the computer name correctly, or try again later
> when the remote computer is available.
> However, the machines can "ping" to each other fine. What gives? I tried 1)
> Putting the IP address of Linux in WINS section of the NE2000 -> TCP/IP 2)
> Putting the line: 192.168.1.1 .stevercam.com #PRE In the c:\Windows\lmhosts
> file 3) I made sure that nmbd and smbd were loaded by typing
> /etc/rc.d/init/d/smb status 4) I checked the status of the smb.conf by typing
> testparm /etc/smb.conf. Checks out fine. here is my smb.conf file just in
> case you guys want to see it.
> workgroup = TripperJones
> bind interfaces only = true
> interfaces = 192.168.1.1
> guest ok = yes
> read only = no