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On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:42:34 -0500, Chris Gonnerman
>Go to Start, Run, and enter
>then hit OK. Of course, you should substitute the actual name of the
>server. If it opens a window (with whatever is in /srv/samba visible in
>it), you're good.
>If that doesn't work, try
>and let us know what you see.
Thanks Chris. Both return "The network path was not found."
Fact is, XP can't PING "ubuntu" and "C:\>net view" doesn't list the
Ubuntu host, although Samba is running WINS:
# cat smb.conf
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = Samba Server %v
guest account = nobody
dns proxy = no
netbios name = UBUNTU
wins support = yes
remote announce = 192.168.0.255
security = user
;encrypt passwords = yes
;smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
comment = Ubuntu File Server Share
path = /srv/samba
browsable = yes
guest ok = yes ;access will be permitted as the default guest user
read only = no
create mask = 0755
Am I correct in understanding that as long as ...
1. /etc/passd contains "nobody", /etc/group contains "nogroup"
2. /srv/samba/ is owned by nobody.nogroup
... the above smb.conf should display this share in Network
Neighborhood and let any user read/write to the directory by using
nobody.nogroup as user?
How does a Samba host advertise its NetBIOS name to the LAN?
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