[Samba] Help setting up Samba for the first time Novice user

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 4 03:03:43 MDT 2014

On 04/09/14 00:30, Marty wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to setup Samba. The goal is to have my tow Linux PC's and 
> my two Windows PC's connected together on  a LAN. My setup is as follows:
>     Router as LAN hub and Internet access,
>     Windows 8.1 PC,
>     Windows 7 PC,
>     Ubuntu 12.04 LTS PC,
>     Ubuntu 14.04 LTS PC.
> I have installed Sanba 3.6.3 on the 12.04 PC and 4.1.11 on the 14.04. 
> Configured the smb.cof on both Linux PC's.
>  Have made up the "Shares" and added the users. Shares are in the home 
> directory on each PC. User is also the same on each PC. Run testparm 
> on both, no problems reported. Some times I see the smbserver when I 
> goto the network using Nautalis. I cannot access the Linux 
> PC's.Sometimes I see "Failed to retrieve share list from server. I can 
> get to the windows PC but not the two Linux PC's. I can ping them 
> however. Searched the net and could not find a resolution. Now 
> frustrated and totally confused. How can I get this up and running.
> Thanks,
> Marty

Hi, how have you set up the samba machines? could you post your smb.conf's.


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