[Samba] [Ubuntu 10.04] Share not visible from XP?

Chris Gonnerman chris at newcenturycomputers.net
Wed Jul 28 06:42:34 MDT 2010

On 07/28/2010 07:28 AM, Gilles wrote:
> I waited 15mn in case it was due to some browsing issue, but the
> directory I shared on a Ubuntu server still doesn't show up in the XP
> Net'hood, with no error when starting smbd or in
> /var/log/samba/log.smbd.
Are you expecting it to appear in the "My Network Places" list?  Windows 
has an eccentric, unpredictable "schedule" for adding items there.

Go to Start, Run, and enter


then hit OK.  Of course, you should substitute the actual name of the 
server.  If it opens a window (with whatever is in /srv/samba visible in 
it), you're good.

If that doesn't work, try


and let us know what you see.

-- Chris.

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