I week ago I had a perfectly functional network with several Samba fileservers and clients all working happily together. After a power surge and outage and a couple of updates, my network is a mess. I tried Gadmin-samba to salvage my system and it became completely non-functional. I removed the Gadmin-samba and am now slowly trying to get the network shares working again. Nautilus only recognizes some of the computers on the network but not all of them. Nautilus doesn't connect to the network at all on some of the clients but I can get to the share with smb://workgroup/server.
My first question is: Does Samba server need to be running on each computer with Samba shares and if it does, does each computer need its own smb.conf file?