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Old 28-11-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
Fokke Nauta
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Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

Hi all,

I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a Windows
network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network but
they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC. From
a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
browsing the Windows network.
The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for the
outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a Windows
printserver.
How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows PC's,
just like the other Windows PC's?

Thanks in advance for your help.

With best regards,
Fokke Nauta


 
Old 28-11-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
William Colls
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

Fokke Nauta wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a Windows
> network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network but
> they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC. From
> a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
> adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
> browsing the Windows network.
> The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for the
> outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a Windows
> printserver.
> How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows PC's,
> just like the other Windows PC's?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> With best regards,
> Fokke Nauta
>
>


Have you installed, and configured, samba?

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Old 28-11-2007, 02:59 PM   #3
Fokke Nauta
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

"William Colls" <william@procomsys.com> wrote in message
news:1196263440_3957@sp6iad.superfeed.net...
> Fokke Nauta wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

Windows
> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

but
> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC.

From
> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
> > adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
> > browsing the Windows network.
> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for

the
> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

Windows
> > printserver.
> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

PC's,
> > just like the other Windows PC's?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > With best regards,
> > Fokke Nauta
> >
> >

>
> Have you installed, and configured, samba?
>


Yes, Samba is configured as far as Ubuntu lets me configure it.
It works, as when I type on a Windows machine "Run (open) 10.0.0.175" I see
a log-in window and after giving the correct password I am in the shared
directory of the Linux PC and can access the files there. Note that
10.0.0.175 is the IP address of the Linux PC.

Rgs,
Fokke


 
Old 28-11-2007, 04:00 PM   #4
Joe
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:37:30 +0100, Fokke Nauta wrote:

> "William Colls" <william@procomsys.com> wrote in message
> news:1196263440_3957@sp6iad.superfeed.net...
>> Fokke Nauta wrote:
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

> Windows
>> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

> but
>> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu
>> > PC.

> From
>> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the
>> > IP adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine
>> > when browsing the Windows network.
>> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP
>> > for

> the
>> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

> Windows
>> > printserver.
>> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

> PC's,
>> > just like the other Windows PC's?
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>> >
>> > With best regards,
>> > Fokke Nauta
>> >
>> >
>> >

>> Have you installed, and configured, samba?
>>
>>

> Yes, Samba is configured as far as Ubuntu lets me configure it. It
> works, as when I type on a Windows machine "Run (open) 10.0.0.175" I see
> a log-in window and after giving the correct password I am in the shared
> directory of the Linux PC and can access the files there. Note that
> 10.0.0.175 is the IP address of the Linux PC.


Ubuntu lets you configure it as much as you'd possibly ever need to.
Just edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. You'll want to make sure you
have the workgroup properly defined.

sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf

It is pretty well documented.



--
Joe - Registered Linux User #449481
joe at hits - buffalo dot com
"Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
time..." - Danny, American History X
 
Old 28-11-2007, 08:03 PM   #5
Jim Krist
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

Fokke Nauta wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a Windows
> network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network but
> they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC. From
> a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
> adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
> browsing the Windows network.
> The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for the
> outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a Windows
> printserver.
> How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows PC's,
> just like the other Windows PC's?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
> With best regards,
> Fokke Nauta
>
>

I had a similar problem. It turned out to be caused by the software firewall on my Windows PC. You might try turning off your Windows firewall and see if that changes what you can see. If so, then look at the advanced configuration of your Windows firewall to see what particular messages it should not block.

HTH

Jim
 
Old 29-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #6
Fokke Nauta
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

"Jim Krist" <jtkrist@jtkrist.com> wrote in message
news:j0k3j.14578$B21.12069@trndny07...
> Fokke Nauta wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

Windows
> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

but
> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC.

From
> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
> > adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
> > browsing the Windows network.
> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for

the
> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

Windows
> > printserver.
> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

PC's,
> > just like the other Windows PC's?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > With best regards,
> > Fokke Nauta
> >
> >

> I had a similar problem. It turned out to be caused by the software

firewall on my Windows PC. You might try turning off your Windows firewall
and see if that changes what you can see. If so, then look at the advanced
configuration of your Windows firewall to see what particular messages it
should not block.
>
> HTH
>
> Jim


Thanks. I turned off the XP firewall but it didn't change anything. Nice
tried!

Fokke


 
Old 29-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #7
Fokke Nauta
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

"Jim Krist" <jtkrist@jtkrist.com> wrote in message
news:j0k3j.14578$B21.12069@trndny07...
> Fokke Nauta wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

Windows
> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

but
> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu PC.

From
> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the IP
> > adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine when
> > browsing the Windows network.
> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP for

the
> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

Windows
> > printserver.
> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

PC's,
> > just like the other Windows PC's?
> >
> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >
> > With best regards,
> > Fokke Nauta
> >
> >

> I had a similar problem. It turned out to be caused by the software

firewall on my Windows PC. You might try turning off your Windows firewall
and see if that changes what you can see. If so, then look at the advanced
configuration of your Windows firewall to see what particular messages it
should not block.
>
> HTH
>
> Jim


Thanks. I turned off the XP firewall but it didn't change anything. Nice
tried!

Fokke


 
Old 29-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #8
Fokke Nauta
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

"Joe" <joe@hits-buffalo.no.spam.com> wrote in message
news:svCdnaSs_cAmDdDanZ2dnUVZ_g2dnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:37:30 +0100, Fokke Nauta wrote:
>
> > "William Colls" <william@procomsys.com> wrote in message
> > news:1196263440_3957@sp6iad.superfeed.net...
> >> Fokke Nauta wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

> > Windows
> >> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

> > but
> >> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu
> >> > PC.

> > From
> >> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the
> >> > IP adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine
> >> > when browsing the Windows network.
> >> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP
> >> > for

> > the
> >> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

> > Windows
> >> > printserver.
> >> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

> > PC's,
> >> > just like the other Windows PC's?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >> >
> >> > With best regards,
> >> > Fokke Nauta
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Have you installed, and configured, samba?
> >>
> >>

> > Yes, Samba is configured as far as Ubuntu lets me configure it. It
> > works, as when I type on a Windows machine "Run (open) 10.0.0.175" I see
> > a log-in window and after giving the correct password I am in the shared
> > directory of the Linux PC and can access the files there. Note that
> > 10.0.0.175 is the IP address of the Linux PC.

>
> Ubuntu lets you configure it as much as you'd possibly ever need to.
> Just edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. You'll want to make sure you
> have the workgroup properly defined.
>
> sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
>
> It is pretty well documented.
>
>
>
> --
> Joe - Registered Linux User #449481
> joe at hits - buffalo dot com
> "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
> time..." - Danny, American History X


I thought I had configured Samba correctly and looking into the smb.conf
file I did not see anything wrong. Of course I have defined the workgroup
name.
Samba works OK as I am able to connect to a shared directory from a Windows
PC. I have to hut Run and then the IP address of the Ubuntu PC. That works
fine. But I would have liked the Ubunto PC to turn up as a PC in the network
just like the other PC's, as seen from a Windows PC. And that doesn't seem
to happen.

Fokke


 
Old 29-11-2007, 05:37 PM   #9
Fokke Nauta
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

"Joe" <joe@hits-buffalo.no.spam.com> wrote in message
news:svCdnaSs_cAmDdDanZ2dnUVZ_g2dnZ2d@giganews.com ...
> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:37:30 +0100, Fokke Nauta wrote:
>
> > "William Colls" <william@procomsys.com> wrote in message
> > news:1196263440_3957@sp6iad.superfeed.net...
> >> Fokke Nauta wrote:
> >> > Hi all,
> >> >
> >> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a

> > Windows
> >> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the network

> > but
> >> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu
> >> > PC.

> > From
> >> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the
> >> > IP adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the machine
> >> > when browsing the Windows network.
> >> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP
> >> > for

> > the
> >> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a

> > Windows
> >> > printserver.
> >> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows

> > PC's,
> >> > just like the other Windows PC's?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
> >> >
> >> > With best regards,
> >> > Fokke Nauta
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> Have you installed, and configured, samba?
> >>
> >>

> > Yes, Samba is configured as far as Ubuntu lets me configure it. It
> > works, as when I type on a Windows machine "Run (open) 10.0.0.175" I see
> > a log-in window and after giving the correct password I am in the shared
> > directory of the Linux PC and can access the files there. Note that
> > 10.0.0.175 is the IP address of the Linux PC.

>
> Ubuntu lets you configure it as much as you'd possibly ever need to.
> Just edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. You'll want to make sure you
> have the workgroup properly defined.
>
> sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
>
> It is pretty well documented.
>
>
>
> --
> Joe - Registered Linux User #449481
> joe at hits - buffalo dot com
> "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
> time..." - Danny, American History X


I thought I had configured Samba correctly and looking into the smb.conf
file I did not see anything wrong. Of course I have defined the workgroup
name.
Samba works OK as I am able to connect to a shared directory from a Windows
PC. I have to hut Run and then the IP address of the Ubuntu PC. That works
fine. But I would have liked the Ubunto PC to turn up as a PC in the network
just like the other PC's, as seen from a Windows PC. And that doesn't seem
to happen.

Fokke


 
Old 29-11-2007, 05:38 PM   #10
NoStop
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Re: Can't see Linux PC in Windows network

Fokke Nauta wrote:

> "Joe" <joe@hits-buffalo.no.spam.com> wrote in message
> news:svCdnaSs_cAmDdDanZ2dnUVZ_g2dnZ2d@giganews.com ...
>> On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 16:37:30 +0100, Fokke Nauta wrote:
>>
>> > "William Colls" <william@procomsys.com> wrote in message
>> > news:1196263440_3957@sp6iad.superfeed.net...
>> >> Fokke Nauta wrote:
>> >> > Hi all,
>> >> >
>> >> > I recently installed Ubuntu 7.10 on a PC. This PC is connected in a
>> > Windows
>> >> > network. All Windows PC's can see eachother when browsing the
>> >> > network
>> > but
>> >> > they can't see the Ubuntu box. I shared a directory on this Ubuntu
>> >> > PC.
>> > From
>> >> > a Windows machine I can access this map by "Run as 10.0.0.157" (the
>> >> > IP adress from the Ubuntu machine). But I still can't see the
>> >> > machine when browsing the Windows network.
>> >> > The Windows PC's use Netbeui for internal communication and TCP/IP
>> >> > for
>> > the
>> >> > outside world. The Ubuntu box works fine and can even print over a
>> > Windows
>> >> > printserver.
>> >> > How can I make this Ubuntu PC appear in the network for the Windows
>> > PC's,
>> >> > just like the other Windows PC's?
>> >> >
>> >> > Thanks in advance for your help.
>> >> >
>> >> > With best regards,
>> >> > Fokke Nauta
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> Have you installed, and configured, samba?
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Yes, Samba is configured as far as Ubuntu lets me configure it. It
>> > works, as when I type on a Windows machine "Run (open) 10.0.0.175" I
>> > see a log-in window and after giving the correct password I am in the
>> > shared directory of the Linux PC and can access the files there. Note
>> > that 10.0.0.175 is the IP address of the Linux PC.

>>
>> Ubuntu lets you configure it as much as you'd possibly ever need to.
>> Just edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file. You'll want to make sure you
>> have the workgroup properly defined.
>>
>> sudo nano /etc/samba/smb.conf
>>
>> It is pretty well documented.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Joe - Registered Linux User #449481
>> joe at hits - buffalo dot com
>> "Hate is baggage, life is too short to go around pissed off all the
>> time..." - Danny, American History X

>
> I thought I had configured Samba correctly and looking into the smb.conf
> file I did not see anything wrong. Of course I have defined the workgroup
> name.
> Samba works OK as I am able to connect to a shared directory from a
> Windows PC. I have to hut Run and then the IP address of the Ubuntu PC.
> That works fine. But I would have liked the Ubunto PC to turn up as a PC
> in the network just like the other PC's, as seen from a Windows PC. And
> that doesn't seem to happen.
>
> Fokke


I don't have any Windoze boxes here, but maybe if you made samba the master
browser on your network, it will give you what you're after?

Cheers.

--
Sometimes, I Wake Up Grumpy.
Sometimes, I Just Let Him Sleep In.
-- My Wife

 
 

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