[Bug 375593] Re: cannot browse samba shares without editing smb.conf

Martin G Miller mgmiller at optonline.net
Mon May 18 16:44:53 BST 2009

Thank you for that link.  There is an opt-out provided for DNS
redirection.  I tried that and with the smb.conf set back to the
default, the network browse gui is now working.  If i try a ping <any
name> however, it returns a "host unknown" error.  Pinging to the ip
address works as expected.  So, there is still a name resolution issue
of some kind here.

Is there some reason Ubuntu does not do the same kind of SMB broadcast
resolution on local names as Windows?  I don't mind tinkering a bit, as
that's how I learn, but I'm thinking of the average new user who tries
to network his home or small office and this stuff just does not work as

cannot browse samba shares without editing smb.conf
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