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Linux Machine won't see Windows shares... any thoughts?
lunchbox1988 
27/8/08 9:13:38 AM
Guru

I installed ubuntueee last night and I can't see my windows shares on my vista desktop.

I can see the computer on the network and see the workgroup server, but none of the shares within that.

Any thoughts on this?

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CptnChrysler 
27/8/08 10:58:58 AM
Master

The most likely culprit is NTLMv2 Authentication on Vista.

Windows Vista only uses NTLMv2 for authentication by default whilst Samba uses NTLM. I don't know which version of samba you are using however.
What you'd need to do is edit the Vista registry to allow NTLM authentication (Same as XP uses) if this is the cause. Alternatively, I think the latest versions of Samba now support NTLMv2 so a samba upgrade may fix things for you.

http://blog.crankybit.com/vista-samba-ntlmv2/

Also you need to check on the permissions of both the share and the samba user, note that the samba user is different to the Linux user you need to be be aware of this little gotcha.

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lunchbox1988 
27/8/08 1:27:40 PM
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I have installed and updated Samba using synaptic app manager.

I might just give up on windows networking and use it as a portable games machine.


Edited by lunchbox1988: 27/8/2008 1:27:59 PM

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Redhatter 
30/8/08 11:55:55 AM
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Strange... at my workplace my laptop JustWorked talking with Windows Vista. This is a PII 300MHz machine with a dated version of Samba on Gentoo.

Then again, I don't know if this registry hack has been applied or not. In any case... it is definitely doable to mount Vista shares on a Linux workstation.

Try the following as root: mount //vistabox/share /mnt/point -o username=foo,password=foo,uid=user_on_linux_box,ip=ip_of_vistabox

If remembering IPs is a hassle... a nice alternative is to use nss_mdns and Avahi on the Linux client, and to install Apple Bonjour on the desktop. That'll allow both to find eachother with relative ease.

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