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

Marcello Romani mromani at ottotecnica.com
Wed Jul 28 07:16:02 MDT 2010

Gilles ha scritto:
> On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:42:34 -0500, Chris Gonnerman
> <chris at newcenturycomputers.net> wrote:
>> Go to Start, Run, and enter
>> \\name-of-server\share
>> 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
>> \\name-of-server
>> and let us know what you see.
> Thanks Chris. Both return "The network path was not found."
> Fact is, XP can't PING "ubuntu" and "C:\>net view" doesn't list the

Try pinging the ubuntu server via ip address. If that works, then try to 
connect to the share by using the ip address instead of the hostname, e.g.:


If the ping from xp to the ubuntu server doesn't work either way (by 
specifying the server hosntname or its ip address) then I think you 
should check your network before struggling with samba config.

Just my 2 cents, HTH.

Marcello Romani

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