Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues
Oh boy, I finally got to work this and its being a nightmare.... has anyone asked why the firewall change in 9.04? networking was so easy with 8.10
Ok, this is my situation...
My desktop, ubu 9.04, firewall is disabled (terminal shows same data as example), then I use a VM with virtualbox for XP, which also has the firewall set as OFF and there's no antivirus installed, so nothing else in the way.
If I try to get into the VM from Ubuntu... I get the "Failed to retrieve shares" and cant see anything inside. If I try the same from the VM with XP... it tells me that I may not have access to that machine.
Both could see each other and both are in the same workgroup, I always use WORKGROUP for all xp machines. Did the changes for Problem 3 (all 3) and Problem 2 only the netbios name.
After a couple restarts I cannot see the other PC from neither one of them. In fact, from Ubuntu I can't see the WORKGROUP anymore (when clicking on WINDOWS NETWORKS) From the VM I can see only that same machine.
I honestly dont understand why the change, it was so easy to setup the shares with 8.10...
HTPC: MSI FM2-A55M-E33 mobo, Amd A8-5600k APU, 6GB RAM, 120GB Crucial SSD Ubuntu Mate 15.04, 500GB Windows XP SP3, HDMI Video, 5.1ch Analog Audio, XBMC/Kodi