I am new to linux and have just got RH 8 up and running. I am trying to get
file sharing working between my linux machine and my xp machine. So far I
have got it to the point where the Linux machine shows up in my network
places, but I am unable to browse the share.
I can browse the share locally using the format
and I can also connect from the command line using
smbclient //hostname/sharename -U username
In my smb.conf:
I have set the workgroup properly.
I have also allowed connections from the IP address of my XP machine
Here is what the share section looks like
comment = My Shared Files
path = /home/kayla/share/
valid users = kayla
public = no
writable = yes
printable = no
create mask = 0765
These instructions taken from
Any help on what I am missing would be great.