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    Default Samba to WinXP workgroup

    If I open dolphin, select Network, it tries to connect then fails with "Could not connect to host for smb://smb-network/"
    A Konqueror browse attempt returns "Page not found" message.
    Do I need to create a user named "dpf" in the XP machine?
    I have created a password for dpf (in the SuSE machine) for dpf using smbpasswd -a dpf


    Here is my smbtree:

    dpf@dpf:~> smbtree -N
    @HOMENETWORK
    \\PSDCF7BD
    cli_rpc_pipe_open: cli_nt_create failed on pipe \srvsvc to machine PSDCF7BD. Error was ERRSRV - ERRnosupport (Function not supported.)
    \\PSDCF7BD\IPC$
    \\PSDCF7BD\P1 PrintServer SMB Printer
    \\DPF
    \\DPF\IPC$ IPC Service ("")
    \\DPF\print$ Printer Drivers
    \\DPF\groups All groups
    \\DPF\users All users
    \\DPF\profiles Network Profiles Service
    \\DAD
    \\DAD\New80gig (D)
    \\DAD\C$ Default share
    \\DAD\ADMIN$ Remote Admin
    \\DAD\MySpace
    \\DAD\TEMP
    \\DAD\My Pictures
    \\DAD\Shared Music
    \\DAD\DVD
    \\DAD\Linz Hawaii
    \\DAD\shared video
    \\DAD\C
    \\DAD\All Users
    \\DAD\print$ Printer Drivers
    \\DAD\Documents
    \\DAD\D$ Default share
    \\DAD\IPC$ Remote IPC
    \\DAD\DVDFab
    dpf@dpf:~>

    smbclient:

    dpf:/home/dpf # smbclient -L dpf
    Enter dpf's password:
    Domain=[DPF] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.2.4-4.5-2154-SUSE-SL11.0]

    Sharename Type Comment
    --------- ---- -------
    profiles Disk Network Profiles Service
    users Disk All users
    groups Disk All groups
    print$ Disk Printer Drivers
    IPC$ IPC IPC Service ("")
    dpf Disk Home Directories
    Domain=[DPF] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.2.4-4.5-2154-SUSE-SL11.0]

    Server Comment
    --------- -------

    Workgroup Master
    --------- -------
    @HOMENETWORK DPF


    smb.conf:

    dpf:/home/dpf # cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
    # smb.conf is the main Samba configuration file. You find a full commented
    # version at /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/examples/smb.conf.SUSE if the
    # samba-doc package is installed.
    # Date: 2009-06-24
    [global]
    workgroup = @HOMENETWORK
    netbios name = dpf
    name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins
    map to guest = Bad User
    local master = yes
    preferred master = yes
    os level = 65
    printing = cups
    printcap name = cups
    printcap cache time = 750
    cups options = raw
    load printers = yes
    use client driver = yes
    server string = ""
    usershare allow guests = Yes
    usershare max shares = 100
    usershare owner only = False
    lanman auth = Yes
    Client lanman auth = Yes
    [homes]
    comment = Home Directories
    valid users = %S, %D%w%S
    browseable = No
    read only = No
    inherit acls = Yes
    [profiles]
    comment = Network Profiles Service
    path = %H
    read only = No
    store dos attributes = Yes
    create mask = 0600
    directory mask = 0700
    [users]
    comment = All users
    path = /home
    read only = No
    inherit acls = Yes
    veto files = /aquota.user/groups/shares/
    [groups]
    comment = All groups
    path = /home/groups
    read only = No
    inherit acls = Yes
    [printers]
    comment = All Printers
    path = /var/tmp
    printable = Yes
    create mask = 0600
    browseable = No
    [print$]
    comment = Printer Drivers
    path = /var/lib/samba/drivers
    write list = @ntadmin root
    force group = ntadmin
    create mask = 0664
    directory mask = 0775

    ## Share disabled by YaST
    # [netlogon]
    dpf:/home/dpf #

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    OK - I can now see the shared folders in the XP machine.
    Here's what I did:
    1) go to YaST>software>online update
    2) set the filter field to SEARCH (default value is PATCHES) and search for Samba updates
    3) select all of the Samba library updates and Nautilus (this installed Nautilus application)
    4) open the Nautilus application and double-click the Network tab in the left vertical banner - then simply drill down to the desired folder in the XP machine

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    So you've fixed it -- well done!

    I'm curious: Does Dolphin work now -- or are you getting good results only in Nautilus? And -- which version of openSUSE and which Desktop are you using (11.0 KDE I guess)?
    Leap 42.3 & 15.1 &KDE
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    Default Re: Samba to WinXP workgroup

    this is an enigma...
    it worked last night and not now.
    smbtree still gives same results but Nautilus can't see my Windows shares
    dolphin is still "in the tank" so to speak

    so I'll fuss with it some more and advise accordingly ...

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