[K12OSN] can't access samba shares from winxp

Doug Simpson simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Mon Oct 18 12:49:38 UTC 2004

Add the server's info to the hosts file on the XP computers.

I think it is in the c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc directory, but browse 
around if you can't find it. . .

Syntax is like:

this.is.ip.no full.server.name.org servername

Example: leopards.k12.ar.us leopards

Do that for each server that computer will be required to connect to.

Works for me, YMMV

Doug Simpson
Technology Specialist
DeQueen Public Schools
DeQueen, AR 71832
simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
Tux for President!

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:

> Dear Folks,
> 	what do I need to do to have full access to samba shares from a
> winxp computer? The win98 and win2k boxes have no problem finding the
> shares by names set up in smb.conf, like, say "\\private\home". The winxp
> pro can find the samba servers only by address and finds only the publicly
> accessible stuff - nothing with user level authentication. This is the
> case for both K12LTSP 3.1.2 and 4.1.0. It is rather annoying to users and
> they annoy me in turn, unfortunately I am really hoplessly lost when it
> comes to M$ setups. Thanks, julius
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