The Samba-Bugzilla – Bug 6260
Not able to access SAMBA share
Last modified: 2009-05-05 16:26:08 UTC
I have installed samba on ZLinux RHEL 5.3 machine. SMB and NMB services are running.
I have created a share on Linux machine.
From windows machine when i am trying to map that share \\ip\share to one of my drives, it is prompting the window for username and password. After entering the details it is displaying an error pop up window with the message "The network path \\ip\share could not be found".
I have chekcked the /var/log/samba/smbd.log.
This is the message
2009/04/14 02:32:36, 0] smbd/service.c:make_connection(1191)
188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) couldn't find service share
This is my smb.conf file
comment = RHEL share for Samba
path = /opt/share/
valid users = root
public = no
writeable = yes
; browseable = yes
printable = no
guest ok = yes
create mask = 0765
Please assist me on this as early as possible.
You should contact \\ip\samba. The string inside the  defines the client-visible name, the path statement is invisible to the client.
Marking this as invalid, this seems not to be a bug.