[Samba] Ubuntu Server can't see XP desktop share

simon at drsimon.co.nz simon at drsimon.co.nz
Sun Oct 31 23:56:53 MDT 2010

Try as I might I can't get

fstab has this in it...

         //Q660/sback /mnt/sback smbfs 
0      0

smbtree returns this...

         \\Q660                                                  // A 
Windoze XP Home desktop machine
                 \\Q660\sback                                // This is 
the share I want to mount
                 \\Q660\print$           Printer Drivers
                 \\Q660\IPC$             Remote IPC
                 \\Q660\Laser            Kyocera
         \\LAPHROAIG                     laphroaig   // The Server - 
running Maverick Meerkat
                 \\LAPHROAIG\root                Home
                 \\LAPHROAIG\IPC$                IPC Service (laphroaig)
                 \\LAPHROAIG\public              Laphroaig
                 \\LAPHROAIG\homes               Home
                 \\LAPHROAIG\print$              Printer Drivers

nsswitch.conf has this in it...

passwd:         compat
group:          compat
shadow:         compat

hosts:          files wins dns
networks:       files

protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files

netgroup:       nis

testparm output is...

Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: rlimit_max (1024) below minimum Windows limit (16384)
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[print$]"
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[public]"
Loaded services file OK.

winbind is installed

So... any ideas n how I can get the server to see the shared folder on 
the PC?
Thirty years experience in writing crap software. :)

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