January 21st, 2004, 12:48 AM
Unable to connect to SAMBA server( from XP )
I'm able to ping my linux machine, which has SAMBA, up and running( smbd & nmbd ), but I'm unable to map a drive using
net use z: \\IP\global.
System error 53 has occurred. The network path couldn't be found.
What am I doing wrong ? Thanks.
Last edited by shankariyer; January 21st, 2004 at 11:48 PM.
January 21st, 2004, 02:23 AM
Make sure iptables isn't blocking it. Flush out all the rules to test.
$ iptables -F;
$ iptables -P INPUT ACCEPT;
$ iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT;
See if that helps.
Pop, pop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!
January 21st, 2004, 11:56 PM
It works ! Great ! Thanks.
But I've one question : what is the impact of this flush as I saw about a screen full of entries when I did a iptables -L, before I flushed it.
Thank you very much.
January 22nd, 2004, 12:00 AM
Interestingly I see that in the old listings( which I flushed ) it is showing as "Accept" against my the IP of my laptop
ACCEPT udp -- laptop_ip anywhere udp spt:domain dpts:1025:65535
January 23rd, 2004, 10:15 AM
I think its my firewall( iptables ) that's causing the problem.
I cleared the iptable entries and I was able
to view/access the Linux directories thro' Windows.
But after that I had to reboot my Linux machine and now its alienated.
But I do see an try for my laptop's IP in the IP tables' list
ACCEPT udp -- < laptop-ip > anywhere udp spt:domain dpts:1025:65535
Then why is it kicking the requests out ????
January 23rd, 2004, 02:07 PM
You need to open ports 137, 138, 139 in iptables to let SMB traffic through.