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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    This is a good tip, but I've known about the DNS redirect issue for a while. Also, I think (I'm not positive yet) that having the above mentioned edit AND the wins edit in /etc/nsswitch.conf is a conflict. I have found several people complaining that their computer will not boot with both edits in place.

    So, "Problem 3 - Part 1" should provide the same results as the edit you suggest, while still allowing full Windows netbios resolution in both client and server.
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    I applied the "Problem 3" fix. Unfortunately both of my Ubuntu boxes cannot see windows shares. It keeps asking for a username and password, and no matter what I type, it just doesn't work.

    what bugs me the most as this was all working fine until recently. What the heck happened and how can I fix this mess?
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Do you have a firewall enabled on either Windows or Ubuntu?

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    Do you have a firewall enabled on either Windows or Ubuntu?
    Hello

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Answer to the question is No.
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Just to be sure, please post the output of:
    Code:
    sudo iptables -L
    Did you try all of the fixes listed or just the fixes suggested under "Problem 3"?

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    Question Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    I have read this thread and several others to try and find a solution to my problem. I am running 9.04 on my main machine (Currently, eventually it will become the file server/backup) with no problems. I can access my home network from it fine.

    My windoze machines shared files are completely accessible and I can see my Ubuntu box (tyr) from the windoze pcs just fine. BUT unless I access the Ubuntu box via its' ip address I can't get to the shared files. Gives me the following error:

    //Tyr is not accessible
    Access is denied

    When I use the ip address all works fine. Any ideas where I am missing something? I did all the steps outlined in this thread with no luck.

    I need to get this resolved as I am setting this up to be a file server/backup machine for my household and want it as easy as possible for the rest to use.

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Just for giggles, is it possible for you to disconnect your cable/dsl/whatever modem from your router so your local network is still up, but it is no longer connected to the internet? See if local network browsing is better. Try logging off and back on with one of your Ubuntu boxes while in this mode and try local browsing again. You could also try rebooting one of the Windows boxes while set this way as well.

    If things suddenly start working when you are not connected to the internet, then the suspicians are high that DNS redirection by your ISP is causing a problem. See if your ISP offers an opt-out for this "feature".

    I had all kinds of problems start suddenly, overnight, on 2 networks of about a dozen computers in different towns that I traced to this problem. They both used the same ISP and the day they started to use DNS redirection, I had problems.
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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Just for giggles, is it possible for you to disconnect your cable/dsl/whatever modem from your router so your local network is still up, but it is no longer connected to the internet?
    Once I get home I'll give that a try. Won't be a problem as my LAN runs through an 8 port switch.

    I'll post here what the results are.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael2k View Post
    When I use the ip address all works fine. Any ideas where I am missing something? I did all the steps outlined in this thread with no luck.
    Please post your current /etc/samba/smb.conf file.

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    Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    Just to be sure, please post the output of:
    Code:
    sudo iptables -L
    Did you try all of the fixes listed or just the fixes suggested under "Problem 3"?
    Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination

    Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination

    Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT)
    target prot opt source destination
    user@user-desktop:~$


    Thank again. Just the fix under Problem 3.


    user@user-desktop:~$ /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
    bash: /etc/samba/smb.conf: Permission denied
    user@user-desktop:~$
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