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    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Cannot connect from windows xp

    Hi All,

    I have an issue connecting to an SMB share on an Ubuntu machine.
    My network is as follows

    2 LAN PC's
    Galaxy - Ubuntu 7.10
    Saturn - Windows XP Home
    1 Wireless Laptop
    Mercury - Ubuntu 8.04
    1 Linksys router - Firmware: DD-WRT v23 SP2 (09/15/06) vpn

    I have created an smb share on Galaxy that i would like to connect to from Saturn.
    When i attempt to use Start --> Run, \\Galaxy, OK, on Saturn i get "no network provider accepted the given network path".
    When i attempt tp ping Galaxy from Saturn i get "Ping request could not find host galaxy. Please check the name and try again", when pinging by ip address it works.

    When i use "nslookup galaxy", from Saturn, the ip address is resolved correctly.

    My goal is to use Galaxy as a backup server.

    I look forward for any advice.
    nblit

  2. #2
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Cannot connect from windows xp

    Seems too simple, but could it be that "Galaxy" and "galaxy" are being treated differently by ping, nslookup and the XP mounting software? Maybe the samba server needs the correct case to be transmitted, but I don't really know for sure...

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    Re: Cannot connect from windows xp

    Have a look at my step by step guide to Windows /Ubuntu networking:

    http://www.europe.eclipse.co.uk/Ubuntu/

    I hope it is helpful

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