I have mandrake 10.1 installed with all updates along with samba server and SMB4K. I am trying to share files with a windows XP box. (note: no firewalls on either machine and the firewall on router is disabled). I can see winXP from my Linux machine fine using SMB4K. I have played with the smb.conf file and changed my workgroup to the same workgroup as my winXP box. From my winXP box, I can ping the linux box with good replys. However, when I ping winXP from linux, I get no replys. The command I am using in the console is: ping -c 5 xxx.xx.xx.xxx Also, on the winXP i can goto network places and see the workgroup. When I open the workgroup I can see the samba server, but I cant access it. I think thats a permissions issue, that I will work out later. I can ping the router fine. But I was curious why I have a pinging issue? thanks!