Getting Vista to Work with Samba
Tech Analysis: Your Vista PC isn't working with your network appliances or Linux server? Here's what the problem is likely to be and two ways to fix it. (Linux-Watch)I was tinkering with my Vista system the other day, when I found it wouldnt connect with a pair of NAS (network-attached storage) drives. I was not a happy camper. The drives, a pair of Seagate 400GB USB 2.0 External Hard Drives, were connected to my Fast Ethernet network by a Linksys NSLU2, aka Slug, network storage link. All my other systems, which include XP Pro, MEPIS 6.01, Fedora 6, OpenSUSE 10.2 and SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10, had no trouble at all accessing these drives, so what was the problem? After staring for much too long at network traffic logs, it suddenly hit me: Ive seen a variation of this problem years ago.
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