Samba Problem - Almost there

Michael Satterwhite michael at
Thu Nov 30 18:00:29 UTC 2006

Craig White wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 11:37 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>> Craig White wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 09:45 -0600, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
>>>> OK, I'm not sure what change did it, but I can connect to *SOME* of my
>>>> shares. I have one more that I can't seem to connect to. The definition
>>>> in smb.conf is
>>>> 	[windows]
>>>> 	case sensitive = no
>>>> 	msdfs proxy = no
>>>> 	read only = no
>>>> 	comment = windows directory
>>>> 	path = /windows
>>>> This is the vfat partition holding my windows setup. The fstab entry
>>>> makes the partition readable / writable by anyone. When I try to attach
>>>> this partition, I get a "The Network Name Cannot be found."
>>>> Obviously, the windows box knows about the name as it displays it for me
>>>> to select - and the setup looks right to me. What am I missing?
>>> ----
>>> possibly selinux block - is selinux active?
>> No. I'd read enough on the list not to trust it, so I disabled it during
>> install.
>>> is the share visible if you try from the linux client...
>>> smbclient -L NETBIOS_NAME
>> Yes, I can see it in that display - remember that it's visible on the
>> windows machine, too ... I just can't attach it.
>>> does executing...
>>> testparm -s
>>> reveal any errors?
>> No errors.
>> least I haven't done anything *OBVIOUS* <g> Part of me hates it
>> when that happens - another part likes it cause it leads to a quick
>> solution.
> ----
> one would think that the error should be logged in /var/log/messages
> then.
>>From a command line on Linux (without Windows or samba), can you
> access /windows as root?  as a user? do files show up when you do things
> like 'ls' or 'ls -l' ?
> does it show up as mounted?
> command to show active mounts....
> 'mount'

>From the linux machine, I can do anything I want with /windows as user
or root. Read - write, browse, whatever. I wasn't surprised to see it
listed when I ran mount - it's there.

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