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    Failed to retrieve share list from server

    Hi all.

    My flatmates just set up a windows server to share media.
    If I use nautilus, I can see something called "Windows Network". But if I click on it, or try to open it, I get the error message:
    Failed to retrieve share list from server
    I have nautilus-share and smb installed.

    How do I now actually connect to a windows shared folder?

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    Access it directly by ip address:
    Code:
    nautilus smb://192.168.0.100
    Change 192.18.0.100 to the ip address of the Windows server.

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    Access it directly by ip address:
    Code:
    nautilus smb://192.168.0.100
    Change 192.18.0.100 to the ip address of the Windows server.
    That's not helpful.

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    This one's a bit tricky without more detail, but you could see what the response to sudo smbtree (in a terminal window) is.
    You may well be foundering on a firewall (probably at the Windows end).
    Derek

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    i read this hoping for help, however, i got an idea when i read about firewall issues. on my windows computer i had to allow sharing over the network.(it was set to not share over the network even with homegroup set up) after i did that i was able to connect to windows through browse network tab in home folder.

    browse network-->windows network-->workgroup-->choose computer.

    it asked me for user name and password fore workgroup and i was in. i can now transfer from ubuntu to windows. but not windows to ubuntu. but no matter, it works for me for now. i hope this helps you, good luck.

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    I'm having similar issues. I'm confused by the fact that if I try to get on my network, I see 2 icons for my Mac, no icons for any of my Win7 machines or my Amahi file server. When I run smbtree it does show the Win 7 machines and this error message for each "cli_start_connection: failed to connect to 'whichever'PC<20> (0.0.0.0). Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL" Again no listing for the Amahi server.

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    I found a solution that works for me -- it's a bug in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file in Ubuntu 11.10

    Need to add "name resolve order = bcast host" to that file and restart Samba.

    I found the solution at http://askubuntu.com/questions/74789...share-with-nau

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    Quote Originally Posted by ianchai View Post
    I found a solution that works for me -- it's a bug in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file in Ubuntu 11.10

    Need to add "name resolve order = bcast host" to that file and restart Samba.

    I found the solution at http://askubuntu.com/questions/74789...share-with-nau
    It's NOT a "bug". You can configure the method the Samba "node" responds on the network. Using bcast first makes this a B-node (it broadcasts its IP address and netbios name).

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    Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server

    Quote Originally Posted by capscrew View Post
    It's NOT a "bug". You can configure the method the Samba "node" responds on the network. Using bcast first makes this a B-node (it broadcasts its IP address and netbios name).
    plz guys we just starting more details , how can i do that?
    i have problem and my ubuntu 12.4 can never acces shared folder in another 12.4 what a shame , simple task taking forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by ame82 View Post
    plz guys we just starting more details , how can i do that?
    i have problem and my ubuntu 12.4 can never acces shared folder in another 12.4 what a shame , simple task taking forever
    Post you smb.conf file and we'll go from there.

    I'm running Ubuntu Server 12.04,have 1 Windows XP Home PC and one Win7 Laptop and Samba works both ways for me,with one exception.This time I can click on workgroup computers in XP and access the 'allshares' folder I set up,but it doesn't show up in Network Places(it did on the last install),but on Win7,they all show up fine,so does the 'public' folder I 'shared',so Samba does work.

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