Hi, I'm still new to Ubuntu but I hope I'm providing you with all the right info. I've also done a lot of searching but I haven't found any answers related to this problem.
The Windows7 machine can ping the Ubuntu machine (running 10.04) by name and IP address.
The Ubuntu machine cannot ping the Windows 7 machine by name, only IP address. (ping: unknown host aztec)
Via Nautilus, I cannot browse to a shared folder on the Win7 machine.
because I keep getting the password dialog repeatedly (entering the correct password of course).
However, I CAN mount a shared folder via /etc/fstab but only by IP address
Using //aztec will not work in this case.
//192.168.1.4/Projects /mnt/aztecprojects smbfs auto,credentials=/root/.credentials,uid=1000,umask=000,user 0 0
So I thought the Win7 machine wasn't visible by name, but then I tried using nmblookup and aztec does work!
I also did an smbtree and the output contains the Win7 machine.
$ nmblookup aztec
querying aztec on 192.168.1.255
So as you can see, I'm confused. Samba can sort of see the Win7 machine but I can't ping it. I've seen the route -n requested in a lot of such threads, so here it is
\\ASHENVALE ashenvale server (Samba, Ubuntu)
\\ASHENVALE\IPC$ IPC Service (ashenvale server (Samba, Ubuntu))
\\ASHENVALE\print$ Printer Drivers
The Win7 machine is 192.168.1.4 on the same subnet mask, the ubuntu laptop is 192.168.1.3.
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 2 0 0 eth1
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 eth1
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth1
I'd appreciate any pointers or help with getting these two machines to work together, please let me know if I've missed any other info.