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    Windows XP can't see the Samba share

    So I've just set up a Samba share on my Ubuntu 11.10 file server, following the instructions in this thread. My OS X Snow Leopard MacBook can see it; so can my roommate's Win7 box. My XP machine can't.

    I'm not really sure how to find a solution for this. Googling reveals a million different (contradictory) tutorials on setting up and troubleshooting an Ubuntu Samba share, but given that the other machines can see it, this may be a Windows problem more than Ubuntu, and none of them say much about that. Any suggestions?

    Here's some outputs that Morbius1 said would help, if it is an Ubuntu problem. Note that, in the smbtree output, it's aware of Mnemosyne (the Ubuntu host) and Athens (the Win7 machine that can see the share). It's not aware of Titan (the WinXP machine) or, bizarrely, Argent (the MacBook that can see the share). So...I don't know what that means.
    Code:
    phasma@Mnemosyne:~$ testparm -s
    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
    Processing section "[printers]"
    Processing section "[print$]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
    [global]
            workgroup = ROSENET
            server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
            map to guest = Bad User
            obey pam restrictions = Yes
            pam password change = Yes
            passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
            passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
            unix password sync = Yes
            syslog = 0
            log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
            max log size = 1000
            dns proxy = No
            usershare allow guests = Yes
            panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
            comment = Home Directories
            read only = No
    
    [printers]
            comment = All Printers
            path = /var/spool/samba
            read only = Yes
            create mask = 0700
            printable = Yes
            browseable = No
    
    [print$]
            comment = Printer Drivers
            path = /var/lib/samba/printers
            read only = Yes
    Code:
    phasma@Mnemosyne:~$ net usershare info --long
    [fileshare]
    path=/home/phasma/fileshare
    comment=Rosenet fileshare
    usershare_acl=Everyone:F,
    guest_ok=y
    Code:
    phasma@Mnemosyne:~$ hostname
    Mnemosyne
    Code:
    phasma@Mnemosyne:~$ smbtree
    Enter phasma's password:
    WORKGROUP
            \\ATHENS
    ROSENET
            \\MNEMOSYNE                     Mnemosyne server (Samba, Ubuntu)
                    \\MNEMOSYNE\fileshare           Rosenet fileshare
                    \\MNEMOSYNE\print$              Printer Drivers
                    \\MNEMOSYNE\IPC$                IPC Service (Mnemosyne server (Samba, Ubuntu))

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    Re: Windows XP can't see the Samba share

    Is Titan and Mnemosyne in the same subnet? Do they both connect to the same router? Their IP address should be in the same range if they are.

    192.168.0.xxx - something like that.

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    Re: Windows XP can't see the Samba share

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    Is Titan and Mnemosyne in the same subnet? Do they both connect to the same router? Their IP address should be in the same range if they are.

    192.168.0.xxx - something like that.
    Yes--they're both in 192.168.1.xxx.

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    Re: Windows XP can't see the Samba share

    I'm having a hard time finding an explanation that fits all your symptoms.

    It's only the WinXP machine that can't access the share. The Win7 and OSX machine have no problem. The only thing I can think of at the moments that explains why Linux and XP can't see each other is a firewall on the XP machine is getting in the way. Disable it and see if a connection can be made.

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