[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 12:08:39 UTC 2011

On 03/03/11 12:17, Simon Greenwood wrote:
> OK, I've just had a look back for your original query, and it would 
> appear that you're trying to connect two machines running Ubuntu using 
> Samba. The people who replied suggested that you don't use Samba and 
> use SSHFS instead, which is built into Nautilus, the reason being that 
> Samba is an implementation of Microsoft's SMB networking protocol that 
> is mostly reverse engineered, and as such is not well documented and 
> prone to bugs. I have no other information than that which I looked up 
> and found here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1026668, for 
> which the remedy appears to be add your user to the group 
> 'sambashares', change the group permission on the directory 
> /var/lib/samba/usershares and possibly log in and log out.
> In response to your second reply, yes, I probably did as it's 
> something that I know a bit about and have experience in similar 
> problems. However, I don't know anything about your problem so I am 
> using Google and can only give you the same response that Google would 
> give you, which seems to be a valid one.
> This is how mailing lists and message boards and the like work. People 
> are doing this because they have experience to offer, but only if it's 
> relevant to a problem. If they have no experience in a problem then 
> there is no point in trying to offer something other than known facts.
> One of the major things about Ubuntu is that there is a wealth of 
> information available and that other people may have had similar 
> problems, and the way to find that is to use the search engine of your 
> choice. No-one is obliged to give you an answer, but many will try to 
> help within reason.
> s/

Ok, I appreciate that, but is very frustrating, when an op comes along 
with a similar problem, they get asked questions, given help, and none 
of this 'we help you because we can, and not because we have to 
attitude, I asked a question, the same as the op, I do feel like I am 
being pushed away. Esecially since a similar question is being put 
forward. Why are you bringing that up. What is the difference between 
the op asking a quesiton and me asking a question.

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