Re: Can't connect to Samba share
Hmm, I use Samba and the gui tool you mentioned. I connect to an xp desktop and an xp laptop. My user name was never important, It only matters if the workgroup is the same name. If your sure that file sharing is enabled on the Windows pcs, and you are sure that all your firewalls are allowing your workgroup to "talk" to each other (ports 137-139 and 445) you should just be able to select "network" or "Connect to Network" in your places menu in Nautilus or your main menu and share the specified folders' content. That should be it.
You may have to check, if your workgroup is not named the default "WORKGROUP", that your Samba program is actually changing the workgroup name. You can check in /etc/samba/samba.conf, line 38, workgroup = YOURWORKGROUP.
Other than that, I'm not sure I understand the question.
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