john.toliver at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 03:13:21 UTC 2007
I followed the directions in the comment you sent. Here is what my
/etc/nsswitch.conf file looks like:
# Example configuration of GNU Name Service Switch functionality.
# If you have the `glibc-doc-reference' and `info' packages installed, try:
# `info libc "Name Service Switch"' for information about this file.
hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns wins mdns4
protocols: db files
services: db files
ethers: db files
rpc: db files
Owen Townend wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 12:34 +0000, John Toliver wrote:
>> I just installed 7.04, then upgraded to 7.10. I managed to get both
>> systems to talk to my windows box by doing the "connect to server"
>>> windows share> instead of calling my computer by the netbios name I
>> called it via IP> username don't bother with password as it will ask
>> you the first time you connect>enter in the domain, workgrouo name.
>> Once I did this I could connect and see my shares on my XP box. You
>> can go to the CLI and I'm not discouraging it, but this isn't that
>> complicated. Now if someone can tell my why I can't use netbios names
>> for calling my machines that would be wonderful.
> Should be a simple fix. Try this page:
> Basically: add 'wins' to the /etc/nsswitch.conf file in the line
> beginning with 'hosts:' The order they're written is the order they're
> checked. Easy fix, add it to the end.
> The other option is to get your dhcp server to also serve dns. Whether
> full bind or just dnsmasq, they can both get info from the dhcp server.
>> On Nov 11, 2007 3:40 PM, Rafael Barreto <rafaelbarreto at bellsouth.net>
>> I solved the problem of transferring files back and forth
>> between Ubuntu and Windows network. Owen suggested write"sudo
>> smbpaswd -a <username>", then write new password in the
>> console. I wrote the system user name and system password. It
>> looks like username and password for Samba must match
>> the user's username and password for Ubuntu's system..
>> Your are doing a terrific job with the mailing list...
>> Thank you.
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