Samba Samba!

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Sep 18 16:30:31 UTC 2007

Donn wrote:

>> I am not sure if this would stop SMB from working, but are you sure
>> that both computers are on the same domain (i.e. "MSHOME")?  IANAE,
>> but it seems like it could make a difference.
> My XP laptop has a workgroup (same thing?) called "HOME". I refer to that
> in smb.conf. How do I get Kubuntu onto the same "workgroup"? Or is there
> some better scheme?

Of course.  I think Andrew's hit on at least part of the problem - because
everytime I use KDE to modify /etc/smb.conf, it loses my workgroup name. 
There's a comment that just says "Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain",
but there's no "this".  I think it should be:

workgroup = HOME

(at least for compatibility to your Windows setup) but mine is blank once

fwiw, a workgroup is not a domain, but you don't actually have a domain (in
the SMB sense), so it makes little difference.

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