I have an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server, which has been serving several Windows 7 clients with a Samba fileshare and a local web server fine for several months. We've just bought two extra clients, but decided to go with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop to save on Windows licensing.
Unfortunately, I cannot get the Ubuntu clients to join the network properly. They seem to pick up an IP address from the Ubuntu server via DHCP, but I cannot ping between the client and the server.
The client ifconfig output is:
The server has a static IP of 192.168.0.0 and seems to be allocating an IP to the client, but I just can't ping at all. The client also seems to pick up the fileshare by displaying a Windows Network icon in Places, but when I try to open the icon, it returns:Code:sysadmin@Whitworth:~$ ifconfig eth0 eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 10:78:d2:ef:73:59 inet addr:192.168.0.27 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::1278:d2ff:feef:7359/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:320 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:94 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:31478 (31.4 KB) TX bytes:11391 (11.3 KB) Interrupt:25 Base address:0x2000
"Unable to mount location".
I've searched for "DHCP works cannot ping" and only get suggestions of turning off the firewall, which I've done (). I've also edited smb.conf (both /usr/share/samba/smb.conf and /etc/samba/smb.conf) to show the correct workgroup name, flushed the IP tables and added wins to the list of /etc/nsswitch.conf (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1169149), but no joy.Code:sudo ufw disable
Could somebody please suggest a way forward?