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I just installed Fedora Core 3 on a Windows XP computer because I want to turn it into a another file sharing and Intranet computer. Did all the install selected server as the setup choice and have started to configure things....

The problem is that my windows computers (including XP's and 2000) can not get into the linux computer in network neighborhood (the windows computers however can see each other and there files). I go to my Workgroup 'HOME' and it displays two windows computers (PHILLIPM2, TWOTHOUSAND) and "Samba Server 3.0.8pre1-0.pre1.3 (Samba)" I double click this but it comes with an error that Samba is not accessible

The linux computer can not find the windows computers in the Network folder, it has Windows Network but opening that gives just a blank folder. I can however in terminal find windows shares
smbclient PHILLIPM2GAB - U Family
but would prefer being able to access the shares using the Network folder.

On my windows computer I try going to (IP of linux) but this says it can not be found.

Below is my smb.con file
    workgroup = HOME
    server string = Samba Server %v
    security = user
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
    wins support = Yes
    netbios name = Samba

    comment = Homes Directories
    read only = Yes
    browseable = No

    comment = family stuff
    path = /data/mp3
    read only = Yes

And I have my ethernet device (eth0) set to DHCP. I have internet on linux computer and my windows computers can go to and get the homepage that is stored on the linux computer. So that means the network is working properly. (If needed router is d-link dsl-g640t)

On the linux I made a user "family" (same user/pass as on windows machine) with group "users" login shell "/bin/false" and home directory "/home/family"

As far as I know I think it should be working??
Any Ideas???
Did you add a samba user?
smbpasswd -a family
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