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Sharing Linux Files to Windows

First, is Samba running on RH?

1) /etc/init.d/smb restart

On the XP side:

1) Turn off Simple File Sharing: Start->Settings->Control Panels->Folder Options->View Tab->Use Simple File Sharing->Off

2) Turn off XP firewall: Start->Settings->Control Panels->Windows Firewall->Off

3) Test from XP.

(If that does it, turn the XP firewall back on. Never too much security!)

If that doesn't work, on the Red Hat side:

1) Turn iptables off: /etc/init.d/iptables stop

2) Test from XP.

If that works,

1) Turn iptables on: /etc/init.d/iptables start

2) Edit RH's firewall config: System->Administration->Security Level and Firewall (or run system-config-securitylevel from a shell) and check the Samba box in the Firewall Options tab; check OK; restart iptables (for good measure) with /etc/init.d/iptables restart

Sample smb.conf:

   workgroup = WORKGROUP
   server string = Description
   log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log
   max log size = 50
   security = share
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=32768 SO_SNDBUF=32768
   os level = 65
   dns proxy = no 
   default case = lower
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   case sensitive = no
  comment = Corina Lab Data
  path = /usr/local/data
  public = yes
  writable = yes
  browseable = no
  valid users = nobody