[ubuntu-uk] Strange file sharing problem

Matthew Daubney matt at daubers.co.uk
Sat Mar 5 18:35:16 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 10:33 +0000, John MM wrote:
> On 05/03/11 08:14, Matthew Daubney wrote:
> > Not sure if this will help, but I've never got nautilus to work happily
> > in that manner with SMB, however, if you hit ctrl+l in a nautilus window
> > it will drop you into the address bar. Now just type smb://192.168.x.x/
> > and hit enter.
> >
> > It should now show you the available shares for that machine.
> >
> > If it doesn't, in a terminal, type "nautilus" and try again. If you
> > still get any errors, see if it dumps anything into the terminal window
> > and if it does, paste that back to us here.
> >
> > -Matt Daubney
> Oh wow, that has bought up a list of the Ubuntu directories on this and 
> if I put in the other IP address of the other machine that one as well. 
> Problem is, I cant log in, it has a box asking for Username, Domain and 
> Password. I just tried a load of different things I think it could be, 
> and its not letting me in. So, at least I can now see the other 
> computers directories, I just have to find a way to work out what to 
> enter into those three things. Funny thing though, it says just above 
> the Username box, How do I find out what the Domain is?
> Password required for share print$ on 192.168.0x.x is that normal, not 
> sure why it should be about Print$
> Thank you for you help.

If you've not changed it (based on reading I doubt you have) the domain
is probably "WORKGROUP".

You username/password for your Ubuntu shares will be whatever user you
assigned to the shares in the smb.conf file (the "valid users = timmy
johnny" line), I have no idea how any of the graphical tools do this  if
you've set it to "guest ok = yes" then you can just login with the Guest
user account (no password, username Guest I seem to recall... though
there might be a "Sign in as guest" button. There is on OS X)

For your Windows shares, it'll be the username/password of the person
who owns the share. So to connect to my Win7 shares I user the username
"matt" and my windows password as the password.

Hope that helps you a bit further along the track.

-Matt Daubney

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