CentOS 5 Networking :: Cannot Browse Windows Network Or Connect To Windows Shared Folders
Dec 22, 2010
I have a fresh install of CentOS 5.5. I am trying to browse to the Windows machines on my network (Places > Network Servers > Windows Network), but I get a blank window. I am able to ping the Windows machines using their IP address, but not by their name. What do I need to do to be able to see the Windows machines and also to connect to shared folders on these machines? So far I have tried starting SMB (via System > Administration > Server Settings > Services). I have also tried changing my smb workgroup to "WORKGROUP" (the default was mygroup which did not match my Windows machines.
I have set up a shared folder on my Ubuntu computer and I want everyone on the network to be able to see and use those folders, whether they have Ubuntu, Mac OSX or Windows XP. So far, I am able to view some Mac computers on the network and see the Windows network too - from Ubuntu. However, I am not able to see the Ubuntu computer on Mac or Windows yet. I think I should be trying to use Samba, but I am not sure how. I used
Code: sudo smbpasswd -a [user]
to set up a password but I am not sure where to go in Windows or in Mac. Can anyone who is good in those systems tell me how I can see and hook up to my Ubuntu computer on the same network?
On this helpful page [URL]... I got as far as the last step and realized here:
If you are still unable to access the shared folder, check that the folder sharing service is running on the Ubuntu computer:
Press System → Administration → Services
Find the Folder sharing service (samba) and ensure that the checkbox next to it is checked
I don't have a "Services" icon in my Administration drop down menu!
I am networking from Ubuntu to Win 7. On Windows I have C:Users shared. In this directory I see two folders (or users, if you like): "Public" and "userr_" On UBUNTU when I go to Network > SERVER > Users I do not see either of the two folders that I see on Windows. I see a different one named "Default". I can access my optical drive on my windows machine fine via UBUNTU, it is just not behaving properly for this shared folder named "Users"
I configured Samba so that this laptop running Maverick would show up on the network so I could share files between the two. When I view the network on the laptop the windows shares show up, and I can access them; but when I view the network on Windows is when the problems start.
I view the network in Windows and this laptop shows up, but every time I try to open the Public folder (only folder shared) it won't let me in. I get some sort of Windows error message about being unable to access the folder and how I might not have permission to access it, and then at the very bottom it says something like 'file path not found'.
I tried to change the permissions in the properties for my public folder but I every time I tried to change the settings in the access box it would reset it back to blank (-) immediately after I changed it.
I'm not sure what the issue could be. Prior to purchasing this new laptop I was running Karmic on my old laptop and the networking between the two machines worked flawlessly. I'm hoping someone on the forum can help me with this problem.
I have a home network consisting of a Desktop running Windows 7 Ultimate and a laptop running Ubuntu 10.10. Nautilus won't allow me to open Windows shared folders from the browser by just clicking on the icons. That is to say, clicking on Network in the bookmark pane and opening Workgroup doesn't do anything. Sometimes I get a "can not mount: failed to retrieve share list from server" error, sometimes my Windows box just isn't visible at all. All my shared folders on the laptop are visible and rw accessible from the Windows desktop.
I should add that if I hit ctrl-L in Nautilus and manually enter "smb://<server-name>/share/" in the address bar, it mounts and opens the specified folder just fine. I have some of the folders already manually mounted to various locations in fstab.
I've found the issue with Games for Windows Live, and uninstalled that from the Windows computer. I'm not using firewalls on either computer for now to eliminate that as a possibility. Since the Ubuntu Laptop seems to be the one with the problem, I'll focus on that for now.
Code: $ nc -zv 192.168.1.100 445 Connection to 192.168.1.100 445 port [tcp/microsoft-ds] succeeded! $ nc -zv 192.168.1.100 139 Connection to 192.168.1.100 139 port [tcp/netbios-ssn] succeeded!
I am trying to share folders between my laptop and desktop. The desktop runs Ubuntu 10 ,and the laptop I'm dual-booting between pclinux OS and another OS. I can't see either machine from either machine. The desktop shows a "windows network" when I go to the network location in file manager. When I run PC Linux, I can't even see the desktop which runs Linux as well, and I've tried to configure shares in the PC Linux OS Control Center, but I obviously failed. I installed gshare on the Ubuntu machine, and PC Linux has GUI tools(whew!) to configure NFS, SMB, and Deb-whatever the other one's name is. As a new convert, I've went into properties,permissions, because it's what I'm familiar with. I just wish someone would tell me if I should maybe just go back to the other OS or not, as I've had so many problems every since trying the switch. I really like this system, but it seems as if you need to be some kind of computer programmer or something to be able to do the most basic things (install software,wireless,share files). I'm not a stupid person, and what I lack in knowledge, I compensate for in desire to learn.
My USB printer is connected to an OpenSUSE 11.2 desktop on a home network. I shared the printer with samba and can print from a Windows XP notebook connected to the network, but whenever I try to connect a Windows 7 machine, I always get the message that Windows cannot connect to the printer.
Ubuntu 9.10 now, before 9.04 was installed. On both versions I was unable to browse windows network - when I visit corresponding icon in nautilus, I see error message: ??????-???? -- ???????????? ??????.png Looks like some service was missed at startup and not running.
I noticed tonight when I go to Places, Network, it will bring up an icon for Windows Network, and I can drill down to my Windows box. But I can't see the other Linux box (a laptop running Kubuntu), and the same behavior occurs on the laptop when trying to view the Linux desktop. The laptop is connected wirelessly, if that makes a difference. Each box can ping the others, but I don't yet know how to browse one Linux box from the other Linux box.
Printer directly connected with opensuse 11.2. we cant able to add printer in windows xp if wee add the system says the following error:
Function address 0x2c7d5e4 caused a protection fault. (exception code 0x0000005) The application property sheet page(s) may not function properly. And the system says acces denied unable to connect and the windows system hanging and says error report.
I have in fact set the folder to shared.I can see my computer or "server" on the windows network.My router is all that ties my network together.And I have a criminal history...okay that last one was a lie.But really I'm stuck here I can't figure out how to let the windows network see my shared folder.
I am trying to configure MPD (music player daemon) to work on my headless ubuntu server. Everything works well, but MPD cannot see the music files stored on my windows XP main computer. These files are stored at smb://LASTNAME/share/music Is there a way to directly mount this drive, so it is accessible at something like /mnt/music, in order that they work with MPD?
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 since 2-3 weeks. First I tried live CD and the OS seems to be very good. So i installed it on my laptop.So far i had no problems until I tried to access the shared network folders of my Server running on MS Windows Vista and another trial PC running WindowsXP. I'm trying to solve this since 2-3 days, I haven't found a solution.1st of all my network works fine. All computers can ping each other and as the laptop had Windows XP installed the server was accessable.1st I installed the SMB4k tool with this program. I could see the computer names, but as soon as I select a Windows computer the tool searches and nothing happens.
I tried a lot of different variations of this command but in the end I receive this kind of error. I also tried to add -o user=username pass=password, nothing changed.After this I searched information about this error, some forum threads I googled are telling the SMB4K tool modifies the /etc/sudoers file and cause this error. So i tried to change it back with some kind of sudo chmod 0640 etc/sudoers but this won't work it seems I can not modify or edit thisw file using sudo.With the pyNeighbourhood tool I could only see my Laptop but not the Windows PCs.At the end I will install Linux systems on all of my PCs, but only if all my tests will pass .
I have two Ubuntu 10.04 computers ans several windows computers on a common ip address on my LAN, I cannot connect to the shared folders on the Ubuntu machines but all windows machines connect fine. I see the Ubuntu computers in networks on both Linux machines. When I try to access a shared folder on the Ubuntu machines it ask me for the user name, domain, and password even though I set Remote Desktop sharing to "Configure network to automatically accept connections"
Recently I've been finding two strange-looking files on my Windows shared folders! Their names are 'khy' and 'qffhtx.exe', they appear as hidden, and they're hard to delete!! especially the first one because it has no extension. I use Ubuntu 10.10, but I am worried because I also dual-boot Windows XP. Today I tried to open the .exe file in nautilus to see what is inside and I received the message "Unable to open archive", 'khy' is apparently an empty text file. Then I unmounted my /home partition so my files are out of the way, and I ran the .exe file using WINE,
Now I have a strange-looking applet on my top panel!! and it says "Script paused", also it says "Exit', and also Wine command prompt says something strange about "LockWindowUpdate", don't imagine it I'll post the screenshots so you can see it for yourselves. Also --and this is weird-- the virus apparently is trying to call a Windows process named csrcs.exe!! Again, I'll post the screenshots.
If this is a virus, then it's like a fish out of the water on my Ubuntu, it's probably trying to do something but it can't find its way around, it's kinda funny, but Im worried because I also dual-boot Windows XP, I'm having a hard time trying to remember the name KHY, it's a very weird acronym, it's the acronym of a disease, according to what I googled, i'm sure it's a virus!!! Anyway it's HARD to remember!!!
what can I do about this? How can I see the "script"? can Ubuntu kick its ***?how can I clean my Windows?
Though File Manager allows me to browse Windows network directories ( Ctrl-L shows a path like smb://diskstation/mikeother/Web/Alta_Vista ), I can't figure out how to browse to them in applications like Firefox, which doesn't show "Network" as an option when doing File > Open. How can I browse to the Windows network within FF?
Suddenly having trouble browsing the Windows Network with Nautilus.I can still mount a windows/samba share with cifs, but I don't want to do this because symbolic links within in the share do not work correctly. I can still browse the share with smb:// in a web browser.
I have a external harddisk attached to my linux PC.I have a laptop having windows 7 on my network.I want to to be able to open up the folder in the external harddisk(linux partition) and check the files from my laptop. People suggest samba. But I am not able to configure correctly. Please excuse me and give me few detailed instructions.
I have a network of 5 Windows Machines and 1 Linux Server. I created a Filemaker Pro Database on a windows machine and share it with the other machines through web publishing (only locally). - On any Internet browser, they only have to go the IP of the computer hosting the database - http://192.168.1.99:120 to enter & use the database, and all the other windows machines connect perfectly.
However, when I type the same IP(+port No.) into Firefox on my Linux computer, it can't reach the windows computer with the database (It just times out). Is there a firewall preventing it from connecting to other computers on the network, or do I need to update firefox or run another Internet browser or install Samba? I don't have much experience with Linux, as a programmer set the server up for me, so a simple solution with as little programming as possible would be fantastic.
I hope someone can help me as I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and am trying to get VPN working properly with the pptp protocol. It is connecting but I cant seem to view folders or start a RDP session. I have tried this out with a Windows and a Linux machine and both work. The Linux machine was running Mint 10, in the vpn configuration I had set the gateway, user and pass, then in advanced mschap and mschapv2 were selected as well as mppe, allow bsd, allow deflate, and use tcp header. These settings work fine with Mint but its not working for me using Ubuntu. I did try to ping, sometimes it works sometimes it wont.
I'm not able to connect to my university's internet facilities under openSUSE 11.4. I have been able to connect in the past and I am still able to connect in Windows 7.When I try to connect to the university WiFi, a valid IP address is assigned to me and the gateway address appears to be correct, so I don't see a problem in the DHCP negotations. Same with my university's Ethernet: I get a valid IP address, but I can't connect to the internet.When I browse to any site with Chromium/Chrome/ Firefox/lynx/curl, the page is stuck at "Sending request". I have tried disabling my firewall - that didn't solve anything.I don't know what else I can try and the campus' network administrators are puzzled. How can I resolve my issue?
cannot connect to my window computer using open SuSe
I am attempting to connect to my Windows Computer via a wired network on a sky router. When I tried with PClinuxOS it configured automatically. With the latest version of open SuSe 13.1this is quite a bit different. I have got as far as the network being auto and active with an Icon showing on the taskbar. However when I click on the Windows network Icon SuSe tyies to locate my Computer but then comes back with " failed to reteive share list from server. This is as far as I can get after several hours of trying.
Since I installed fedora on my desktop (there is no other OS on my desktop computer at the moment) I can't connect to my laptop which has Windows XP installed on it, although I can normally connect to internet from both computers. Here is the drawing to illustrate how everything is connected:
On the picture you can see that the phone line goes to the ADSL modem. The ADSL modem is connected to the Wireless modem with LAN cable. Wireless modem is connected to my desktop computer with LAN cable, and trough the wireless connection to the laptop. Internet is working fine for both computers, but desktop can't see laptop and vice versa. What do I need to do in order to see the laptop?