[CentOS] CentOS-Samba question

MHR mhullrich at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 07:25:37 UTC 2008

I have a couple of partial solutions.

For the remote Windows XP boot:

1) The firewall (ZoneAlarm) was blocking all pings.  Why?  I have no
idea.  According to its program data, ping was enabled for local and
internet access, and the "allow server" fields were unset (meaning
that it was supposed to ask).  I solved this by turning off ZoneAlarm.

2) I still could not get through to the server, so I poked around on
the web.  I kept getting a "ICMP host mhrichter unreachable - admin
prohibited,) and I found one Q&A that suggested flushing the iptables,
so I did.  Voila - the shares and printers are now available across
the network.

Unfortunately, this did nothing to help the remote Windows 98 boot,
which still can't see the network server or its resources.  Also
unfortunately, the 98 boot is the more important one to have printer
access.  (Don't ask.)

Any other ideas?



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