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Re: Windows Network

Dr P Dupre wrote:
>>> On a FC7 machine, Windows network does not show any machine, when from
>>> a microsofy machine I can see plenty !
>>> In addition  system-config-printer gives me an error:
>>>  There was a problem connecting to the CUPS server.
>>> Are those things correlated ?
>> Possibly. Do you have samba installed?i
> Yes, seems running fine
> The FC7 machine does not see the "microsoft machines", when these ones
> see each other. Why should this have something to do with the
> firewall of the FC7 ?

More likely the workgroup Samba is configured for.  Is it the same as
the Windows machines?  Or does each Windows machine have its own domain?

> The XP machines run a firewall but this should not prevent to see the
> machines, eventually, the FC7 machine will not be able to login.

He's worried that the firewall on the F7 machine is blocking the
necessary ports for Samba to see the windows machines (and vice versa).
 If F7 blocks those ports, there can be no communication between those
machines via those ports.  Does that make sense?

> Am I wrong ?

My usual problems with Samba is that it defaults to a work group named
WORKGROUP, while Windows XP either defaults to the machine name or
MSHOME.  I can't say what Vista does.

> Regards.
>  Does your firewall have the ports for
>> samba open? Are you attempting to connect to a printer on a Windows
>> computer? Does it have a firewall? What kind of firewall does it have?
>> Is it Norton or McAfee ? Both Norton and McAfee suck donkey balls. You
>> are pretty vague about what exactly you are doing. Perhaps if you are
>> more specific , then you will get more help. I understand the
>> frustration but you claim the Dr title so perhaps a little maturity
>> and composure are in order.
>> -Max

Kevin J. Cummings
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