Greetings from Sunny Spain 8)

My little homelan is composed of a laptop windows computer & two desktop computers, say A & B, under Ubuntu 6.06 and 7.04. Both of them are file servers, so I have some folders shared using samba. The laptop is a new Dell and I could get it cheaper with Vista than with Ubuntu (go figure...)

So, the shares are under Ubuntu. The windows laptop computer can access them faultlessly. But A & B cannot see each other shares. They cannot even see the "workgroup" lan.

I've tried several faqs, including some from But I've not nailed down the problem. I've only noticed that, althought the /etc/samba/smb.conf states that dns are not allowed, when nmbd ask for A from B (or B from A) it goes outside my homelan and to Internet (it checks for IP adresses of my ISP).

Because I can dual boot A & B to windows xp, I've checked out whether under windows A can "see" ubuntu B shared folders and viceversa. They both do.

Looks like the samba-server side works perfectly, but the client side does not for no reason I am aware of. It's driving me nuts.

Any help would be very very very much appreciated. Thanks for reading this desperate plea 8)