Enabling Windows Network Browsing in Fedora 11

Dear Reader,

Trying to browse a Windows Network brings up an error in a nice dialog box: “Failed to retrieve share list from server”

To fix this you need to install samba and then allow it through the firewall.  If I was being grumpy I’d point out that this all just worked in our “non-corporate” linux distribution.  Anyway samba is installed by:

su -c 'yum -y install samba'

su -c 'yum -y install samba-client'

su -c 'yum -y install system-config-samba'

and the firewall has a GUI: System -> Administration -> Firewall.  Though I’m never going to get the fifteen minutes of my life back….


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