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    Unhappy Re: Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    Change “WORKGROUP” in “workgroup = WORKGROUP” to match your Windows workgroup.

    ...add netbios name = computer-name just below "workgroup = WORKGROUP".
    This worked for me as long as Uncomplicated Fire Wall (UFW) is not running.

    When UFW is running, I can see my Widows shares, but cannot browse them. I would rather not poke holes in the firewall. So, as described in this thread "Firewall Blocked for Samba" I edited /etc/default/ufw to include;

    # The nf_contrack_netbios_ns has been added
    IPT_MODULES="nf_conntrack_ftp nf_nat_ftp nf_conntrack_irc nf_nat_irc nf_conntrack_netbios_ns"
    I still cannot browse my Windows XP shares. From Ubuntu versions 6 through 9 this was never a problem. All Ubuntu 10 versions seem to have this problem.

    MSI L1300 Netbook running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick
    Attempting to browse Windows XP workgroup shares.

    Any help appreciated.
    Last edited by John Bennett; February 20th, 2011 at 05:17 PM.

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