samba broken

Tom H tomh0665 at
Fri Aug 26 17:59:12 UTC 2011

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Linda <haniganwork at> wrote:
> This week my samba connection between my XP computer and my Ubuntu 10.04.3
> computer has quit working.  When I checked the /etc/samba file had lost
> smbpasswd so I copied contents of /etc/samba from my backup onto the Ubuntu
> computer but it still does not work. I can ping from ubuntu to XP and vice
> versa. I also bring up the XP computer under places network as read only
> file systems. However the XP computer will not even acknowledge the Ubuntu
> computer exits using Network Places on XP or using Search for the computer.
> I checked Hosts and lmhosts on XP and they are still there.  Any ideas on
> why this has suddenly ceased working
> I'm leaning towards removing samba and going through a fresh setup since I'm
> stuck but thought someone might have a suggestion on what happened

Do you have any "smb.conf.ucf-dist", "smb.conf.ucf-new",
"smb.conf.ucf-old" in "/etc/samba"?

Do "testparm" and "testparm -v" return the params that you expect?

What does "smbclient -L //" return?

Have you installed a firewall that blocks samba ports?

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