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XP Comp cannot access shared folder on Linux Comp

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  1. setione

    setione Thread Starter

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    I recently set up a workgroup called "workgroup" so that my two PC's could share files.

    The XP comp is called Qing, and can access the workgroup and log onto the linux server called Han (running Fedora 6 with Samba) . Once logged onto Han from Qing, I can see the shared folder, but when i try to access it I get the following message:

    "\\Han\share is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

    On Han, the linux comp, I have set up a shared folder called "share" with full permissions.
    I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP and rebooted and still no luck,
    I have searched the internet and these forums for a similar problem but was unable to find anything that I could use.

    Any help would be great!

    thanks
     
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  3. arsetard

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    try downloading winscp .. usually works.
     
  4. jmwills

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    You have permiisions on the file, but what about the share or vice versa. Sharing Folders and Files requires two sets of permissions.
     
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    Sorry for the delayed response, but

    I have made sure that the folder and the files inside are accessable to others on the network, and I still get that error message about the "Network path not found"

    thanks
     
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    What in the world would this have to do with standard network browsing? I suggest you read the issue before suggesting solutions. I don't think he's looking for an FTP solution.
     
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    That's frequently a firewall issue.
     
  8. setione

    setione Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response:

    So, I turned off the firewall on the Linux comp (Han) and restarted both computers and as before I can still log onto Han and view the "share" folder I created but when trying to access it I get the same message.

    There is one difference now. Before, when I tried to access the shared folder on Han, the XP machine would 'think' about it for about 30 sec before returning with the error, now it happens right away with no lag time. I don't know if this has any relevence.

    thanks
     
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    Turning off the firewall may have been only step one of two for that product. See if it has an associated service running with it too and shut it down.

    Can you ping from one to the other? If os, then most likely it is a permissions issues. If not, then it is a firewall problem.
     
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    ok, sorry its been a few days, but here it is:

    I can ping both computers from each other with no packet loss. And I have shut down the Linux Firewall with the associated security program SELinux.

    At this point, the prob still remains. I can log onto the Linux server (Han), and can see the shared folder, but I get the same error message as mentioned above.

    Now, under the properties of the "share" folder, I have given everyone on the network the ability to "Acess files" in the folder, and for the test file I want to share, I have given "Read and write" permissions.

    If there is a permissions problem, I cannot find one, and I have searched! But, I am new and could have easily overlooked something.

    thanx for the help,
     
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