[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 11:34:30 UTC 2011

On 03/03/11 11:44, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> A quick Google would also show that there isn't much more to know than 
> what is in the man page. Smbtree prints a list of available servers 
> and devices in your domain in the same way as Network Neighborhood 
> does in Windows, but it does it on the command line, through Terminal 
> in Ubuntu. If you have a use for that, then use it. If you don't, and 
> unless you have machines that have SMB shares that don't have some 
> kind of GUI, then you probably don't.
> In my experience, if you don't get an answer to a question on a 
> mailing list or forum it's because no-one reading has an answer. This 
> is just a fact of life. However, if you google 'samba error 255 
> ubuntu' you will find a lot of data relating to the problem that 
> causes it. It appears to relate to permissions on 
> /var/lib/samba/usershares.
> s/

But in response to this, the op was getting an answer, through the 
group, which then suddenly stopped, which indicatges it went off board. 
Its kind of frustratng seeing the answer unfold, for it to stop 
unfolding. Its also kind of frustrating having asked the same questions, 
to have gotten nowhere, previously.

I have looked, via google, tried a few things, but most of which are 
over my head, which is why I attempted to ask here.

You mention permissions relating to /var/lib/samba/usershares I have no 
idea what that means, could you explain a little bit more.

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