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November 9th, 2008, 10:49 AM
ubuntu 8.04 i hav installed samba but still ihav problem to share the folders on lan ....it is showing a msg "can't open /var/opt/samba/" ..........
what it does mean????
what should i do???/

November 9th, 2008, 11:00 AM
If you're struggling with Samba try openssh instead: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=793308

November 9th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Here is a samba setup guide.


November 9th, 2008, 10:06 PM
Hi Gup

Go into Synaptic and check the following.

Green Box on Samba, Samba-commmon and further down the list, a green box on smbclient.
IF there is a green box on smbfs UNCHECK IT.
Then hit apply.

After doing that, then go into terminal and type
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart

You should be good to go now!

If not, in terminal type smbtree to see if you can see all your shares that way.
If it says smbtree not installed, type
sudo apt-get install smbtree
in your terminal.

By the way, it can take around 10 to 12 minutes for your network to repopulate itself from a clean startup.

I won't add any more info here until we see how you stand now!


November 9th, 2008, 10:39 PM
smbtree -- nice command, thanks!