View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem creating HOME LAN with windows in ubuntu 9.10

January 2nd, 2010, 02:08 PM
Hi, I am trying to setup a home LAN with a windows system. I had created a LAN in windows system in DHCP,The windows system is showing as LAN connected.I had configured a SAMBA for DHCP. but i am unable to connect, i tried setting samba with static IP,still i am unable to set up LAN with windows

please chk the config settings of my system,

$ sudo vi /etc/network/interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

#iface eth0 inet static
#gateway // ?? what should be the gateway IP to be used for static IP

$ sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
; General server settings
netbios name = durga
; server string =
workgroup = MSHOME
announce version = 5.0
interfaces = lo, eth0
bind interfaces only = true

passdb backend = tdbsam
security = user
null passwords = true
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
name resolve order = hosts wins bcast

wins support = no

printing = CUPS
printcap name = CUPS

syslog = 1
syslog only = yes

; NOTE: If you need access to the user home directories uncomment the
; lines below and adjust the settings to your hearts content.
;valid users = %S
;create mode = 0600
;directory mode = 0755
;browseable = no
;read only = no
;veto files = /*.{*}/.*/mail/bin/

; NOTE: Only needed if you run samba as a primary domain controller.
; Not needed as this config doesn't cover that matter.
;path = /var/lib/samba/netlogon
;admin users = Administrator
;valid users = %U
;read only = no

; NOTE: Again - only needed if you're running a primary domain controller.
;path = /var/lib/samba/profiles
;valid users = %U
;create mode = 0600
;directory mode = 0700
;writeable = yes
;browseable = no

; NOTE: Inside this place you may build a printer driver repository for
; Windows - I'll cover this topic in another HOWTO.
path = /var/lib/samba/printers
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
read only = yes
write list = root
create mask = 0664
directory mask = 0775

path = /tmp
printable = yes
guest ok = yes
browseable = no

; Uncomment if you need to share your CD-/DVD-ROM Drive
;[DVD-ROM Drive]
;path = /media/cdrom
;browseable = yes
;read only = yes
;guest ok = yes

path = /home/samba/
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = no
create mask = 0644
directory mask = 0755
force user = durga

Please let me know if I am wrong in configuring samba for connecting to Windows .

January 2nd, 2010, 03:53 PM
I think there is a problem with the IP adress...

Quote :
#iface eth0 inet static
#gateway // ?? what should be the gateway IP to be used for static IP
End of Quote

the adress begins with 169.254 with can not talk to Network.
It must begins with 192.168.

Check the configuration of DHCP : The DHCP server does not give a valid adress ; So, the device take a private IP adress.

Sorry for my bad english, hope that these informations will be usefull,


January 3rd, 2010, 05:11 AM
Thanks for the reply,
Can you guide me in setting up a HOME LAN with windows machine.which one is best ... to give a static IP addres or by DHCP, I failed to setup in both. The configuration I had done is given above.