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    Access from Win7

    Hi all,

    I not sure I have unique issue, but I can't found a solution, so please help me.

    I have two computers in my local network one with Ubentu Karmic 64 and one with Win7 64. The problem is in file sharing. I would like to be able to have access from one computers to another in both ways. But now I have only access from ubuntu to windows shares. On win machine I'm able to view ubuntu shared folders and printers but not able to browse them (or use printers from windows). I tried to change samba configuration, but my knowledge is to poor to solve this problem ((

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    yea.. i have a same problem.. trying to connect to a adhoc network created by a vista machine. The whole thing freezes on 'obtaining dhcp [something like that] address' I can't tell you what the error is cause I'm using wins7 right now but it freezes on obtaining dchp somehting IP value

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    Re: Access from Win7

    maybe it is windows related issue?

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    Re: Access from Win7

    There is a thing called Samba that allows Linux to interact with the Windows Networking "universe." From what I've read, Win7 is much more difficult to connect to than WinNT, XP, Vista were.

    Here is a quick overview of Samba:

    http://learn.clemsonlinux.org/wiki/Samba_client

    The Wiki isn't too terrible for this one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_%28software%29

    Here is the main Samba page with tons of stuff:

    http://www.samba.org/

    Searching for "samba" threads here will probably find a lot of threads too.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by northd_tech View Post
    There is a thing called Samba that allows Linux to interact with the Windows Networking "universe." From what I've read, Win7 is much more difficult to connect to than WinNT, XP, Vista were.

    Here is a quick overview of Samba:

    http://learn.clemsonlinux.org/wiki/Samba_client

    The Wiki isn't too terrible for this one:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_%28software%29

    Here is the main Samba page with tons of stuff:

    http://www.samba.org/

    Searching for "samba" threads here will probably find a lot of threads too.
    As I said I already tried to change samba configuration, My english isn't so gud to configure client by myself. Thanks for help...

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    Re: Access from Win7

    How did you get Ubuntu to see Windows shares? I got the opposite to work just fine but I have yet to be able to get Ubuntu to see Windows.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    Quote Originally Posted by .salo View Post
    Hi all,
    I tried to change samba configuration, but my knowledge is to poor to solve this problem
    Sounds like a permissions issue in samba.
    First i'd check the file you wish to share. If you look at the file you wish to share and do an ls -al it should show you what permissions are set.

    Then i'd check the smb.conf file to ensure your windows user has permissions to access it.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    The linux file permissions on the shared folders are very important, samba can't (shouldn't) share them if the permissions are too restrictive. After that (if not resolved) you should look at your share definitions in smb.conf (they are usually at the bottom of the file.

    A rough example of one share definition that should work:
    Code:
    [sample-share]
            comment = Shared files on computer X
    	path = /home/jiveturkey/sampleshare
    	valid users = jiveturkey
    	read only = No
            browseable = Yes
    You could also remove the "valid users" directive and put "guest ok = Yes" if you want everyone to be able to access it, and I do mean everyone.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    I should add that Windows 7 by default has an added feature you must drill down to find where it specifies something about using 128 bit encryption instead of 48 or 56 bit. IME the samba clients work only with the lower encryption setting. I also always disable the "Windows Homegroup" crap and set it to share with username / password instead. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for the samba developers to build compatibility for this stuff either, fix it on the windows side of things for now.

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    Re: Access from Win7

    So i have lowered the encrytion and disabled the homegroup. my home network page looks like this.

    "Calvin-Server" being my Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and the "Calvin-Quad" being my home windows 7 machine. When i log into that "server" with my ubuntu username and password it just says invalid credentials. you see in the image that it has domain:CALVIN-QUAD, would that be the problem?

    Thanks

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