Help - I cannot see other Ubuntu computers on my network from Intrepid

Cory K. coryisatm at
Fri Jan 16 01:46:42 GMT 2009

Gustin Johnson wrote:
> aYo Binitie wrote:
> > Oh I had already done that before I posted the Help request. Thats the
> > only was Samba works for me so I've resigned myself to that. Foe some
> > strange reason to day was the first time I tried to access a folder on
> > another machine I have running Hardy. smb:// which is the
> > machines IP on the Network draws a blank. However I can see the
> > Intrepids machine's files from the Hardy machine with out any problems
> > at all. I have seen a few posts on Google about Intrepid machines not
> > seeing other Ubuntu machines but there does not seem to be a solution.
> > I see my Windows machines fine.
> I use CIFS for all of my samba mounts, and it seems to work fine.  I
> also have a mix of Hardy and Intrepid.
> What happens when you try:
> sudo mount -t cifs //<ip of server/<share name> /<mount point> -o
> username=<samba user>,password=<samba password>
> This is an example from my /etc/fstab.  I have the noauto set since this
> my laptop and it is not always connected to my home LAN.   Also note
> that I have DNS working internally, you may need to use an IP instead of
> the hostname.
> //midwinter/files       /opt/midwinter  cifs
> user,noauto,rw,credentials=/root/.smbpasswd

The above info looks right.

I have noticed the changes to SAMBA recently and there were enough
quirks to drive me to use NFS. I actually get faster transfer speeds on
average from it. Though I *think* SAMBA beat out a bit with lots of
small files.

Just my 2 cents.

-Cory K.

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