Everybody SAMBA!

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 05:21:56 UTC 2010

>> I previously stopped and restarted Samba several times, and the problem
>> remained.
>> I ended up reinstalling all the Samba components, editing smb.conf as
>> necessary for my environment, and now all three boxes can "see" each
>> other again.
>> I'm not sure what the cause of the original problem was, but all is
>> working fine now.

> Being the OP, I've started and stopped the entire linux box several
> times.  Reinstalled and reconfigured the XP box, reinstalled and
> reconfigured the samba components and even reset the router to default
> and reconfigured it. The only thing I haven't done is to reinstall
> ubuntu itself.

> Since the linux box is unable to even find itself, I'm going to assume
> that the problem lies there within.

What is the output of (on the Ubuntu box):

smbclient -I
smbclient -M DELL-UBUNTU
pdbedit -Lw

(By the way, the config file that you posted does not contain any shares.)

What does "the linux box is unable to even find itself" mean?

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