zott wrote:Thank you. This didnt resolve my problem initially, however after another late night and a lot of experimenting around Samba I got it to work. Still not quite sure what exactly I did, but it was late and it worked so I went to bed. Thanks for your assistance
The root of your problem, I believe, lies in the fact that a default Mint install (as in most distros) includes the smbclient, but not the samba server. That explains why you were able to connect to shares on your XP machine from Mint, but not the other way around. If you had never worked with the samba server before, my hat is off to you for getting it to work; it can be a bit confusing the first time.