Everybody SAMBA!

Emil Payne EHSPayne at angelwoodpines.org
Fri Jan 8 07:25:25 UTC 2010

Emil Payne wrote:
> Now that hostname and hosts is finally sorted out ...
> XP box and Ubuntu box connected via router (wired).  Router connected to
> internet via cable modem (wired).  Both boxes are able to connect to
> internet fine. Printer connected to XP via USB.
> I've had both boxes talking to each other and sharing files and printer
> before.  For some reason they no longer will.  Not in any direction.
> I've used the home-network wizard on the XP box and set the workgroup to
> AWP.  I've also set several folders to be shared.  When clicking on
> Network Neighborhood those folders appear fine, but nothing from the
> Ubuntu box.
> On the Ubuntu box, I've set up Samba and set several directories for
> sharing.  I've got the Ubuntu box set as
>  workgroup = AWP
> also.
> I've directly edited samba.conf and used
>  System>Administration>Samba
>  System>Administration>Network
>  System>Administration>Network Tools
>  System>Preferences>File Sharing
> and He only knows what else, but when I click on
>  Places>Network
> I get an icon for
>  Windows Network
> and clicking on that gives me:
>  Unable to mount location
>  Failed to retrieve share list from server
> Trying to print brings up the printer screens (whatever one each program
> throws at me) and everything acts fine, but nothing happens.  Not even
> any type of failure message.
> Emil

Here is my samba.conf file:


By the way
path = /media/data/Share/Videos
is the same as
path = /home/emil/Videos

All those shared directories from home/emil are links to a different
drive.  It's worked set up this way before.

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