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Filesharing issues on Multi-OS network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by networknewby, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. networknewby

    networknewby Thread Starter

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    I'm not doing that bad for a blithering idiot, but I could do with some advice:

    I have an ethernet network for ICS and file sharing, going through a DLink DI-604 with the following:

    Host, XP Home, SP2
    Client #1, XP Home SP2
    Client #2, XP Home SP2
    Client #3 Win95
    Client #4, dual boot, samba (Mandrake 10.1) and Win2000 Professional

    ICS is now working on both XP clients, the samba client, and the Win2K client, but not the Win95 client.

    Win2K can be seen in "View Workgroup Computers" on XP host and client, but it prompts for a password which I do not know how to set. Its "Shared Documents" does not display in "My Network Places".

    The samba client cannot be seen in "View Workgroup Computers", nor can XP client #2.

    The host can see and access shared files on XP client #1 and Win95 client.

    XP client #2 can see and access files on the host, XP client #1, and Win95 client but can't be seen by any other computer.

    Win95 client can't see anything

    Samba client can sometimes (but not today) see and access files on the host , XP client #1, and sometimes the 95 machine, but cannot be seen by any other computer. Ditto when it's booted in Win2K.

    Any ideas? XP client #2 (the invisible one) also has two printers and a scanner which I would like to share.
     
  2. blin

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    this may help. quoted from http://www.howtonetworking.com/workgroupnet.htm

    How to setup home or peer-to-peer network

    If all of the computers in a peer-to-peer workgroup don't have a common networking protocol, a common workgroup, and common user names and passwords, the computers may experience a difficulty to communicate with other computers that are running Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 95, or Microsoft Windows 98. To resolve this issue, configure the computers by ensuring that they have a common networking protocol (TCP/IP), a common workgroup, and common user names and passwords. Also make sure enable File and Printer Sharing is installed.
     
  3. networknewby

    networknewby Thread Starter

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    I've got that, after more bumbling around than I care to admit. ;)

    The Win2k machine only has one user (Administrator) so I do not have to type in a password to log into Windows. I did not install the OS myself.

    As a samba client, it asks me for a password, which is the name of the computer.

    Hmmm.....are we finally getting somewhere here?

    Thank you so much for your time!
     
  4. networknewby

    networknewby Thread Starter

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    Okay, now I have access to the Win2K machine; I set up a new Win2k account with the username and password from my XP machine.

    Now what I need to do is edit the samba.conf file for the samba client so that the workgroup name is the same as the Windows workgroup.

    When I attempt to do so, I am denied permission. Signing in as root in command line does not appear to change anything. I'm so close, and yet still so far away!

    <cringe>

    Thank you for your help.
     
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