ALT-F2 accessing SMB://server/share - Weird quirk.

Dan Martin volume at
Wed Oct 19 19:52:08 UTC 2005

> >When I first connect, the initial connection comes up with an IP 
> >address of a domain controller on the network. Seems like 
> >SMB://server/share does some sort of a broadcast for a domain 
> >controller or something - no other reason why it'd pull up a test 
> >domain controller that I've NEVER done anything with.
> I've had the same problem, and I'm speculating that it first 
> asks the domain browser, because I got an old NT4 box to 
> authenticate against, lol.
> But saying ok without credentials did it for me that one time 
> I needed it. I loved hoary, having a windows network icon on 
> the desktop from day one, just browsing the network 
> anonymously until needed to authenticate.

I want to throw in a "me too".  I have the same Samba/Nautilus problem on
both my laptop and my desktop running Ubuntu.  I experience the same problem
for actual Windows shares on a Win2k box, as well as my other Ubuntu

A recent convert from Gentoo, I can only add that I didn't experience this
problem with Samba and Nautilus there.


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