I have a little network.
Now, here’s what’s wierd:
Orca is the new XP box. It’s my own copy of XP; I wiped it and started fresh.
The printer and a couple of directories are shared. Guest logins are allowed. Local login names and passwords on all the computers are the same (I am a bear of very small memory).
Orca can see and browse all the other shares on all the computers on the network, both the Windows computers and the Samba shares on the Linux computers.
The Linux computers can see and browse folders on Orca via Samba. The Linux computers have full Linux networking capability with each other, because Linux networking works, like, you know, out of the box. Well, out of the box as soon as you get LISa working.
But the other bleeding Windows computers! When they try to connect to Orca, they get a “You are not authorized to use this network resource” message.
I know that Orca’s firewall (NetDefense from System Suite v. 5) is set up properly, since the Linux boxes can see the share folders.
Conclusion: Windows workgroup networking sucks.
If anyone has any idea what’s going on, I’d like to hear it.