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By manish_rit21 ·
Sir,
I am trying to run Samba so that windows machine can access my Linux machine files. I have started my samba services and my machine name is also showing in the Network Neighbourhood of windows machine but when I click it, it is giving the message that the Linux machine is not accessible and also giving the message that Network path not found. Please reply what I will have to do.
Regards,
Manish.

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by Lintadsl In reply to About Linux

You need to set "Share folder" in smb.conf file.
There are some examples how to set up a folder to share with windows at the end of smb.conf file.

You can set it up several differnt ways such as public and secure. Please look into HowTo doc forSmaba.

Regards,
-Lintadsl

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by rouse In reply to About Linux

This is not an answer, but lookin through your question & replies, you should at least rate them.

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by oxy In reply to About Linux

read this article it will surely help

http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/May2002/article247.shtml

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by Kimble Bueroservice GbR In reply to About Linux

First of all, you will have to make sure that the users on your Windows machine also has an account on the linux machine. (Linux will then create a home account. This gives the user rights to the home(username) directory).
Next, you will have to (as root)assign this user an smbpasword.
ex. I have the user joe logged in to my windows machine. I create the user on my Linux machine(with linuxconf or useradd joe etc.)Then , still as root user, add the command smbpasswd -a joe.
You will be prompted to add new password. Use the same password as your Windows user.
ex. links:~# smbpasswd -a joe (joe is a linuxuser)
New SMB password:(here add smb password)
Retype new SMB password:(repeat password)
Password changed for user joe(verification prompt.

Also, check to see that shares are browseable. You can do this easily with swat.(I think I answered another question from you about swat).

By the way, the smbpasswd can be configured using swat. Main point is to makesure that the user exist in linux and that this user has rights to the folder you are trying to share.
Hope this helps.
As far as the comment above to look in the Man pages or docs, I think you did well coming here to techrepublic. I have many tips here as well.

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