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    Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    I got myself two HP Microservers for NAS purposes. Both were the same. I installed Ubuntu server on the one without a glitch, and everything worked from scratch. It is currently doing service as the backup server in my office.

    The send one however have been giving trouble since day one. I think I reinstalled Ubuntu probably 7 times on that, everytime to try and sort out something else, most being the RAID system. I currently have it up and running with RAID operational, and I can copy files to it from another PC on the network. But! I need to search for the PC. I have to type in the IP address as it does not resolve the host name. The other server is called "backup-NAS" and situated at 192.168.0.210. The problem server is called "movie-NAS" and is at 192.168.0.211.

    I see backup-NAS on the network and can easily connect to it using either the host name or IP address.

    I cannot see movie-NAS on the network. I cannot connect to it using the host name, neither can I connect to webmin using https://movie-nas:10000/. I can type in \\192.168.0.211 to connect to it and then I can copy stuff to it and connect to webmin using https://192.168.0.211:10000/

    Clearly it is a broadcast thing but I have no idea how to solve this. Any help will really be appreciated. I mainly connect to it via a Windows machine(s).

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    Open the file /etc/samba/smb.conf:
    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf

    Uncomment the following line (remove the semicolon)
    ; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

    save and restart samba
    sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    Thanks. I uncommented that line, yet, when I tried restarting SAMBA it told me command not found.

    Code:
    > sudo /etc/init.d/samba status
    sudo: /etc/init.d/samba: command not found
    I did try:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install samba
    It just tells me samba is already the newest version ???

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    Thread moved to Server Platforms.

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    sorry,

    sudo service smbd restart

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    Sigh. Still no luck.

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    Re: Cannot see Ubuntu server on Network (Windows)

    Quote Originally Posted by MorneDJ View Post
    Sigh. Still no luck.
    Can you upload your samba configuration file?

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