No, it is a terminal command. But by itself it either works or it does not. What really would help is when the browsing stops working again you post the output of this (in code brackets as I have) I'm not as picky as The Fu. I'll just use whatever you give me to diagnose the situation. The -d3 turns the debug on to level 3 and that is enough. If it all wiz's by too fast and you don't know what to do, you can do this and make a text file in your home dir
Originally Posted by mmcl26554
...you can cut and paste the data in the smbtree.txt file here.
smbtree -d3 > smbtree.txt
This is not a complete guarantee that the problem has resolved itself. Restarting the machine can allow temporary access. When it fails the first step is to post the output data from the command above so someone can diagnose what is going on.
But now I just logged back into Ubuntu and went through the same process but the only difference was that instead of double left clicking I single right clicked and selected "Open" or "Open with files" whichever was at the top of the list. Now, it came up with all my network devices and I could open the files on the network drive. I have no idea why it now works unless the using the right click menu instead of double click the icon is the right thing to do. So it that the way to do this, use the right click menu, or was a ghost in the machine and it finally released control back to me. In any case it is now working as it should.
Thank you for your responses. If you have any insights to add please do so.
It might help to describe how you made the share you are trying to access. Did you create the Samba file server? Did you add users to the smbpasswd database. That is how you add the Samba users. Is the Samba server a host that you installed Ubuntu of some such Linux distro on?
As I thought it would. Post the data and answer the questions and we can go from there.
"Nutz! I spoke to soon, it's back so I could only go to my other devices on my network once, now it's back to the same thing. We're back to square #1! So I guess I still need help.