Greetings. Likely asking the same question as a million others, but
have been unable to resolve after much digging. It's still pretty foreign.
Adding a new RH9 system to a Win2K LAN. All the Win2K machines are
connected to one another via NetBEUI. The machines are on the net
through a hub via a cable modem, the ISP's DHCP is setting IPs. The
IPs are not static, but don't change often. They are NOT on the same
So, TCP/IP is active, but with no local control over IPs. I've enabled
NetBIOS over TCP/IP. My RH9 is on the net with no problem, as well,
got an IP via DHCP.
I've tried numerous variations of smb.conf... Neither side sees the
"smbclient -L localhost" indicates smb is working. Linux box is able
to mount itself as well. But "smbclient -L win2Kbox" times out. I
can ping the IP, but it goes out on the net and comes back. From the
Win2K side I get "network path not found".
I've set up matching workgroup, accounts and passwds on both sides. As
a test, I disabled the firewall (on RH9) with no improvement.
How do I deal with dynamically assigned IPs with different subnets?
Is there some way to avoid this altogether? Do I setup WINS, lmhosts,
sample of current host names and IPs:
lennie 22.214.171.124 (RH9)
deb 126.96.36.199 (Win2K)
net mask is 255.255.255.0 on both (maybe a problem)
Here's my current smb.conf:
workgroup = arttown
netbios name = lennie
server string = linux box
log file = /var/log/samba.log
socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
encrypt passwords = yes
wins support = yes
security = SHARE
smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
writeable = yes
guest ok = yes
path = /tmp/
Any direction/guidance/pity would be most appreciated.