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andymccreddie
January 20th, 2011, 06:38 PM
Having perfectly installed Samba and enabled sharing for a remote printer and various document files, I thought to make things clearer on the other network computers (win7) I would rename the Ubuntu machine. However, once renamed my Ubuntu machine was not visible on the other machines. I checked all the settings tried uninstalling - reinstalling Samba, rebooting etc all to no avail. Changed the name back and everything snapped back into place. Anybody any ideas?

endotherm
January 20th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Having perfectly installed Samba and enabled sharing for a remote printer and various document files, I thought to make things clearer on the other network computers (win7) I would rename the Ubuntu machine. However, once renamed my Ubuntu machine was not visible on the other machines. I checked all the settings tried uninstalling - reinstalling Samba, rebooting etc all to no avail. Changed the name back and everything snapped back into place. Anybody any ideas?
how did you rename the box?