[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem
Alan Lord (News)
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Tue Mar 1 18:45:14 UTC 2011
On 01/03/11 18:11, Gordon Burgess-Parker wrote:
> It appears that installing "Samba" from the Ubuntu Software Centre
> doesn't actually install Samba - it installs something else!
> I've now installed Samba4 from Synaptic and running "sudo netstat -auntp
> | grep samba" on both machines gives me something like this:
Samba 4 is quite new and not really what most peeps use yet as far as
I'm running Samba 3.4.7 on my server (10.04) and a client machine
(10.10) is showing 3.5.4. These are the standard versions AFAICT.
On my home server that runs samba I have to look for smb and nmb to find
what if samba daemons are listening to the correct ports.
sudo netstat -auntp | grep nmbd
sudo netstat -auntp | grep smbd
These are the names of the Samba daemons. The samba client is part of
the Linux kernel and does not need any extra software to use it.
from any computer try smbtree as this will show you what Samba can see
on the LAN.
I'd suggest Googling for some Samba expert tips rather than blindly
installing Samba4 possibly on on top of samba3.
Find your smb.conf and let people see what's in there too (obviously
remove any sensitive data).
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