samba solved

William Frick wfrick at
Thu Oct 4 00:53:49 UTC 2012

Hi Doug !

I have 3 installs and had the same problem,

In terminal: gksudo gedit /etc/hosts
add lines so it looks something like this;    localhost    Ubook   NAS   Helena   della

Change the names and IP addresses to suit your network and save, then you are done !


 From: Doug Stewart <doug.dastew at>
To: William Frick <wfrick at>; The Canadian Ubuntu Users Community <ubuntu-ca at> 
Cc: bergfly <bergfly at> 
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 8:18:51 PM
Subject: Re: samba solved

On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM, William Frick <wfrick at> wrote:

After periodic wandering for solutions to file access to a NAS, I found a solution. I edited the hosts file to include local IP addresses and Names. The smb.conf file was checked to see all machines had the same 'Workgroup' name but to no avail. 
>The curious part is that even fresh installs would not work yet RythmBox, Banshee and the like would find and connect to shares on the NAS.
>I even tried LinuxMint and Debian rolling release. 
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I am having trouble getting samba to work also.
I have 3 Ubuntu12.04  boxes and samba installed on each, but cannot see the shared folders from each other????

What exactly did you do???


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