One Way Samba-Solved

jack tdldev at
Fri Feb 22 01:41:05 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 17:14 -0800, NoOp wrote:
> On 02/21/2008 03:06 PM, Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > But it's not mounting now as shown above refering to
> > the wrong IP ADDR. Using the right IP, 192.168.1.
> > 65 works.  If anyone can offer some suggestions to get
> > my hostname to refer to the current IP and not the one
> > before I reconfigured the maching when it was
> > "kubuntu-desktop" and hard wired, I'd be most
> > grateful.
> > Thanks, NoOp for trying. I appreciate it,
> > 
> Here are a couple of general rules that I typically follow when setting
> a small home/business DSL network - they may be of help, or maybe not &
> others will certainly have their own preferences.
> 1. I ensure that all the fixed computers have fixed IP's that are not on
> the same subnet as the gateway router. If for example the gateway is
>, then my machines would be say and the
> gateway would be Many routers/modems use, so I
> make sure to avoid the 192.168.1.x subnet altogether. It just makes life
> easier & avoids any possible mistakes in the subnet.
> 2. I use the routers dhcp server to issue dhcp for a visiting laptop
> etc., but I make sure that the dhcp ranges it issues are defined to be
> outside of the range of my fixed machines. In this case, I would allow
> it to issue dhcp addresses from to for
> example. This avoids the problem of the router issuing a dhcp address in
> the range when a laptop is connected and one of the
> other 'fixed' machines is off at the time. This is particularly critical
> if you are running VNC's.
> For your existing problem(s) I'd recommend that you check your router
> settings and clear out any previous dhcp address' that have been
> previously issued. If the router still has the mac address & IP of one
> of your newly reassigned fixed IP's, then there will be a conflict.
> 3. I normally rely on my router for dhcp, firewall, fqdn updates, etc.,
> so I also generally put the DSL modem in bridge mode depending upon the
> type of DSL modem. For example a Speedstream 5100B can cause all sorts
> of problems with dhcp & links when VNC's are used. Setting to bridge
> mode and allowing the router to do it's job works considerably better.
> 4. On the Ubuntu machines; go into each one on the network settings and
> actually enter the IP Address & Alieses of each of the fixed machines
> (System|Administration|Network|Hosts|Add). If necessary, check the
> /etc/host file and add them there, example (modified for the purposes of
> this post of course):
> localhost mycomputer.mshome
> mycomputer
> # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
> ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
> fe00::0 ip6-localnet
> ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
> ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
> ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
> ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
> myothercomputer
> my-laptop
> mytestserver
> mywindowsmachine
> myserver
> 5. For Gutsy machines: remove & purge apparmor - at least until the bugs
> with cups & pdf-printer etc., are worked out. Besides, apparmor is
> primarily an enterprise security application & I've found that (for now
> anyway) that it is much more trouble than it is worth in a small home
> network.
> 6. Don't mess with command line automount smbf unless you actually have
> a reason to do so. I have all of my machines set to automatically show
> the neighbor shares icon on the desktop and in Nautilus & if the other
> machine is alive it automounts just by clicking on the icon or the
> machine folder in Nautilus.
>   It's really quite easy to do, all you do is Places|Connect to
> Server|Windows Share| then:
> Server: (example)
> Name to use for connection: MyOtherMachine
> - Connect
> Bingo, I now have a desktop icon to MyOtherMachine and in Nautilus I
> have a network MyOtherMachine network folder.
> If I reboot or logout, the icon and network folders come up automatically.
> 7. If I have a problem connecting to a smb://machinename then I can
> almost always connect using the machine IP address. If it's failing on
> machinename, then I go back and check #4.
> 8. For connecting to a Windows drive (reboot or otherwise), follow the
> instructions in
> pretty much to
> the letter. Works for me.

Nicely put. I really appreciate your commentary on this.
I'm experimenting setting up a net in my house at the moment. I want to
have a gutsy box with 2 nics - eth2 1000MB directly connected to the
fibre, with eth0 attached to the router and 3 other machines so far
(linux, mac, win). The plan is to use the gutsy box as the firewall
(fwbuilder) as well as the access to the outside world, and have fixed
ip's (similar to your notes) on the others served via the router. I'm
also looking at SSL VPN for entry from outside. The dual-nic is now
working (step 1 for me), and I have a static set of iptables rules
prepped but wanted to read up on fwbuilder just so I can really get my
head around iptables before implementing this (since I'm pretty sure the
world will go dark when I first hook this up :) ... 

I wasn't aware that apparmor was not ready for prime time - I think I'll
disable that for now, just to keep the possible glitches to one less.

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