Windows network gone - I can no longer see it.

aYo Binitie ayobinitie at
Fri Oct 17 21:28:37 BST 2008

ayo at hailStorm:~$ smbclient -L//hailStorm -U ayo
Domain=[HAILSTORM] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.28a]

    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      -------
    print$          Disk      Printer Drivers
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (hailStorm server (Samba, Ubuntu))
    PhotoSmart_C3100 Printer   House Printer
    PDF             Printer   PDF
    public          Disk      Just drop it here
Domain=[HAILSTORM] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.28a]

    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------

    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------


On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:17 PM, Gustin Johnson <gustin at> wrote:

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> aYo Binitie wrote:
> > I'm trying to access Windows shares, on a windows workgroup. That's
> > all :(
> >
> Forget the GUI tool for now (we are troubleshooting now)
> - From the command line:
> smbclient -L //computername -U username
> The computer name is the name of the computer you are connecting to.
> The username is one that exists on the target machine.
> If you get an error like this:
> then that means that name resolution is broken.  There are two solutions
> (technically 3):
> 1) create entries in /etc/hosts that map names to ip addresses
> 1B) Set up a DNS server to do name lookups.  This is what I do but some
> people find this scary and it is an overkill solution.
> 2) connect with IP addresses
> So, instead of a name, use the IP address
> smbclient -L // -U username
> Also, in my house I map all the network drives.  So on windows machines
> all network shares get drive letters, under linux they get mount points
> (as defined in /etc/fstab or whatever GUI front end you use).  Relying
> on the workgroup browser is a bad idea, even in a purely windows
> network.  I have had a home network long before I got into Linux in the
> '90s so this approach is born of years of hard earned experience.
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