Ok. I recently updated to a newer computer, and a newer version of Fedora. From Fedora Core 3, to fedora 18. FYI, the client computers are running windows 7. Needless to say I can't just copy my configuration files over and get Samba, as well as the other servers, to run properly. I've tried just about every example smb.conf file there is to start with. At best, I can get the samba server to show up in the network window, but when I click to open it up to view the shares, it says it can't find the server. I've tried manually typing in the address bar. \\server or \\192.168.1.100. And even using \\192.168.1.100\shares. (Had a temporary share called shares for testing) Nada. So I figure what I'll do is post my old smb.conf from Fedora Core 3 in here since it reflects how I eventually want it set up, and maybe someone can tell me how to apply the settings to the new version of samba. When it was running Fedora Core 3, windows 7 had no problem not only seeing it, but showing the shared folders, and allowing proper access. Also, what else might be allowing the server to show, but blocking the shares. I have temporarily disable selinux and added the proper ports to iptables. So those shouldn't be the problem.