From WRB on Mon, 30 Nov 1998
I know you don't like questions concerning Brand X (w95 and nt40), however, I am a NEWBEEEEE to RedHat Linux (5.1) and I don't know where to go for this answer. Over my internal network, when I try to get into the RedHat (5.1) machine using Brand X (nt40 SP4), I get the message "\\computer4 is not accessible" "the account is not authorized to log in from this station" I don't have a problem with the other Brand X product (W95 OSR2.1), it goes right in. I have no problems with FTP or TELNET with either of the Brand X machines. Without getting tooooo condescending, is this a Brand X problem or is it a RedHat (5.1) issue?
Thanks for your help
The big problem here is with the phrase "get into."
By this you seem to mean "share files on my Red Hat (Linux) system from on of my MS Windows clients" or "make my Linux system a file server to my MS Windows clients."
My clue that this is your intent is from the syntax "\\computer4" is an SMB UNC (so-called "universal naming convention") designation which is used for file and print services over the SMB protocols (server message block).
Samba is the Unix/Linux package that provides SMB services to your MS Windows, OS/2, and similar clients. Also Linux supports an 'smbfs' module and 'smbmount' command to allow it to act as a client in an SMB network.
So, install the Samba package from your RH CD set, and read the docs therefrom. For the latest information on Samba go to:
(or one of its mirrors).