upgrade to natty problems - network down

bill bixby phyremon at yahoo.com
Tue May 31 14:33:19 UTC 2011

1. Trying to have a network with a server acting as Primary Domain Controller 
(using Linux) that every other computer can save/retrieve/edit Libre Office docs 
and pictures to.  File sharing.  Not peer to peer

2. Also need to be able to access printers/scanners/etc. on any computer from 
any other computer on network.

I am trying to use SWAT but not very successfully.  This is a very small network 
and a lot of advice on the net is for much larger networks.  Also, I am leaving 
the one Windows machine on the network because it is the only one that can 
"see"/access the others.

Don't know if this helps but the host I'm on right now has this 
/etc/samba/smb.conf file:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from UNKNOWN (
# Date: 2011/05/30 16:25:41

        workgroup = DOMAIN
        realm = JOE.OFFICE.COM
        server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
        security = DOMAIN
        map to guest = Bad User
        obey pam restrictions = Yes
        pam password change = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n 
*Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
        unix password sync = Yes
        syslog = 0
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 1000
        dns proxy = No
        usershare allow guests = Yes
        panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        create mask = 0700
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

        comment = Printer Drivers
        path = /var/lib/samba/printers

Any help is greatly appreciated.



From: Callan Jefferson Davies <callan at cruzn.net.au>
To: ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com
Sent: Tue, May 31, 2011 9:11:12 AM
Subject: Re: upgrade to natty problems - network down

I get different errors at times but mostly when I click on           the 
workgroup/domain icon after a longish wait I get a:            Unable to mount 
location     Failed to retrieve share list           from server    error 
message.  I feel like I've tried           everything.

Hi Jack,

Firstly, what is it that you're trying to achieve? Can you describe     your 

I'm getting the idea so far that you're trying to get every machine     to see 
every other machine, i.e. each machine has files to share.

Can you tell me more?

I'm not sure if I can help with your mount error, but I can tell you     I've 
done a few networks with shared files and so forth and it seems     to work 

Look fwd to your reply.

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