[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 08:51:48 UTC 2011

On 01/03/11 18:45, Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> 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 aware.
> 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).
> Al

Hi, Has anybody managed to get this sorted, has it been taken off list. 
I have been trying to follow what is going on, but the thread seems to 
have dried up, can somebldy still help?

what is smbtree?

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