[Samba] Samba networking

Russell Pardo jkgoose at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 17 13:15:05 MDT 2009

To whom this may concern,

I do apologise first off for contacting your organisation, but I have scoured the internet looking for any answers to the problems I am having with Samba, and nothing even remotely comes close the solution I need. Second apology for my ignorance of Linux.

What I'm trying to do, is, I have two computers both with the same Linux distro ([K]Ubuntu), version (9.04), Samba 3.3.2-1, using Konqueror as as my network browser. Every time I try to browse my network I get Konqueror error message "Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be caused by an enabled firewall", as to my knowledge/experience Ubuntu has no firewall and if it does I have no clue about it.

When I started this connection of trying to use Samba, using default settings, setting up the share, allowing anything/everything/everyone to connect, browsable, writeable, readable, basically unsecured everything, even no passwords, I still get this error message.

My question, is it possible to even allow Linux2Linux network sharing with Samba? Everything out there is geared for Windows2Linux. If it is possible what would I have to do to my smb.conf file to enable this?

I am really trying to get away from Windows and peer2peer networking is my biggest hang-up.

Thank you for reading my email.

russell pardo


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