[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

John MM scoundrel50a at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 12:26:08 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.
Ok, I had a clean install of my other netbook, in Network, it has two 
Icons, one for Windows, one for Ubuntu, both of which I can click on, 
and open the directories I want. In the problem computer, Only the 
Windows Icon is there, and if clicked on it gives an error 'unable to 
mount'. I get the error 255 the same way as the OP gets it.

Now, what you mentione above, how would I go about doing what you 
suggested, which I have added in red colour? I dont have the experience 
you have. I am a quick learner though, but I need to be shown.
> 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.

So, with the experience you have, what do you need to know, in order for 
you to make any form of judgement? I can only give information based on 
my knowledge, which isnt huge.

I am just asking a questsion, I am not making any demands.

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