Mounting cifs

JD jd1008 at
Tue May 24 22:57:44 UTC 2011

I have been trying to mount on fedora a shared C drive
from a windows machine running winxp.

Well, I used the mount command:

# mount -t cifs //xp1/c -o 
user=jd,password=mypassword,uid=myuid,gid=mygid,rw /mnt/xp1/c

Unable to find suitable address.

I checked the firewall setting on the xp machine and it
allows pings, and printer and file sharing.
C drive is shared as resource name C.

There is also a win7 machine on the LAN.

I can ping win7 and win7 can ping fedora.
But neither fedora not win7 can ping xp1.
I was hoping that someone has encountered
this problem and solved it.

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