New to Fedora, Network Issues.

Mike Adolf mlnx at
Mon Jul 6 19:49:06 UTC 2009


I disabled the Firewall and iptables and ip6tables.  Now when I select
"Places/Network/Windows Network" I no longer get the "failed to
retrieve..." message but now I see an empty window, no PCs show. Ping
still fails. I have never before ran the linux firewall. I always just
depended on the firewall in the router.

Thanks Mike

On Mon, 2009-07-06 at 13:33 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 12:20:53 -0600,
>   Mike Adolf <mlnx at> wrote:
> > 
> > When I go to "Places-> Network" I see the Windows Network icon. When
> > activating it I get "Failed to retrieve share list from server". I can
> > not ping any other machine. No PC can see the Linux machine but PCs can
> > see each other. I did get the printer to work after a driver install and
> > mail and internet are fine. My linux machine is a wired connection to
> > the router, device eth0. The PCs are wireless. Network Configuration
> > tool also shows a ethernet hardware device pan0 that I know nothing
> > about.
> My first though is that the firewall needs to be adjusted. Try temorarily
> turning off the firewall (service iptables stop) and retest. If that
> fixes things, you'll want to adjust your firewall rules.

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