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    Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    I was prompted to upgrade my Lubuntu machine this morning, and am now on 20.04.5 LTS. Previously I was able to browse a list of shares on this machine from a Windows 10 machine on the same subnet, by typing the IP address into File Explorer. Following the update, I get an error if I do this - I need to enter a share name. If I enter the IP address only it fails to connect.
    Any idea how/if I can return to being able to browse the list of shares on my Lubuntu machine?

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Just a guess, but do you have avahi installed?

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Quote Originally Posted by TheFu View Post
    Just a guess, but do you have avahi installed?
    I have no idea what avahi is, so I guess not

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    I have no idea what avahi is, so I guess not
    Code:
    apt show avahi
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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    Code:
    apt show avahi
    OK I can confirm that avahi is not installed.

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    avahi is installed by default in Lubuntu 20. The apt package is not called that however:
    Code:
    apt show avahi-daemon
    While you can access a Samba server via it's avahi host name from Win10 it's not made discoverable via avahi. You would need to specify the hostname.local and the share name just like you did with the ip address.

    The problem I have with your post is this:
    Any idea how/if I can return to being able to browse the list of shares on my Lubuntu machine?
    Win10 and Lubuntu in their default states never could browse for a list of shares on a Linux samba server.

    Only 2 ways to make it happen:

    Ignore all the warnings about security and enable smb1 on both Win10 and Linux.

    Install wsdd - which Lubuntu 20 doesn't have.

    Also, based on the data you provided elsewhere none of the updates had anything to do with samba:
    I
    Install:
    linux-headers-5.4.0-144-generic:amd64 (5.4.0-144.161, automatic),
    linux-headers-5.4.0-144:amd64 (5.4.0-144.161, automatic),
    linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-144-generic:amd64 (5.4.0-144.161, automatic),
    linux-modules-5.4.0-144-generic:amd64 (5.4.0-144.161, automatic),
    linux-image-5.4.0-144-generic:amd64 (5.4.0-144.161, automatic)
    Upgrade:
    linux-headers-generic:amd64 (5.4.0.139.137, 5.4.0.144.142),
    linux-libc-dev:amd64 (5.4.0-139.156, 5.4.0-144.161),
    linux-image-generic:amd64 (5.4.0.139.137, 5.4.0.144.142),
    tcpdump:amd64 (4.9.3-4ubuntu0.1, 4.9.3-4ubuntu0.2),
    ubuntu-advantage-tools:amd64 (27.13.5~20.04.1, 27.13.6~20.04.1),
    linux-generic:amd64 (5.4.0.139.137, 5.4.0.144.142)
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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Ah OK yes I see it now. I was definitely able to browse the list of shares on the Lubuntu machine before the update(from File Explorer on Win10) - I used to do it alot. So I guess I had SMB1 enabled.

    So I should install wsdd?
    "apt install wsdd" didn't find the package
    ???

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    There is no wsdd package in Lubuntu 20. It's there on Lubuntu 22.

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Quote Originally Posted by Morbius1 View Post
    There is no wsdd package in Lubuntu 20. It's there on Lubuntu 22.
    Is there any other way that I can re-enable browsing of my list of SMB shares on 20.04?

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    Re: Unable to browse list of SMB shares from Win10 after 20.04.5 LTS update

    Quote Originally Posted by ianmanning View Post
    Is there any other way that I can re-enable browsing of my list of SMB shares on 20.04?
    "any other way" ... means is it possible without regard to cost, skills, technical challenges. Do you really mean that?

    I suspect you really mean "any other practical, free, way". After all, if you have $50K to spend to solve this problem, I bet someone would agree to that payment to create a solution. 50% pre-paid.

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