Ubuntu Installation :: Access The HADEN Workgroup On Windows Network Via Samba?
Mar 23, 2010
I'm running Ubuntu 9.10, and am getting the following error when I attempt to access the HADEN workgroup on my Windows network via Samba: Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server. I ran the following command:
sh: /usr/bin/nmblookup: not found
IP ADDR NETBIOS NAME WORKGROUP/OS/VERSION
On my Windows XP machine, I can see the Ubuntu directory and can access files on it. I just can't access the Windows workgroup from Ubuntu.
I have one PC (morpheus) on which I've chosen to share a couple of folders in the home directory. The folders show the "Shared" icon in them and are chmod 777'd. I can access them by going to Dolphin -> Network -> Samba Shares -> Workgroup -> Morpheus -> Foldername ... but *only* on that same computer (Morheus). All my computers are running Kubuntu with KDE 4.5 and attached by ethernet.
If I try and go to Dolphin -> Network -> Samba Shares on *any* other computer, Dolphin just reports "Unable to find any workgroups in your local network. This might be cause by an enabled firewall." I've never set up a firewall on any of these computers. Do I need to open ports on my router just for this? Morpheus is set to DMZ mode on the router so it should accept *any* port request not assigned to another computer already.
I have a feeling that there's just something obvious I don't know, because in all my years of trying to get this to work on and off, I've never managed to find a decent *simple* CLI or GUI based tutorial or figure it out myself. The web just seems full of long threads of people having very specific problems unique to their situation trying to sort them out. I just want to share folders over a lan via KDE.
At first I installed debian 5 and I want enter on my workgroup using windows XP PCs, in same time I want use firewall now when I stop firewall I can access on the pcs but when I start iptables and open port for samba such as 137,138,138 and 445 I can't access on any PC on work group this is the output of iptables - L command:
Code: Chain INPUT (policy DROP) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere state RELATED,ESTABLISHED ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:netbios-ns state NEW ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:netbios-dgm state NEW ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:netbios-ssn state NEW ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:microsoft-ds state NEW
I have two types of OS in my network windows (XP,7) and linux (debian 5.03, ubuntu 9.10 8.04, fedora 8) all of linux can see an reach the windows shared folders but windows can not reach linux shared folders what can I do fo fixing this problem what should I follow. I have to say I disabled all of windows firewalls; and all linuxs can reach each other shared folders. (My network is Workgroup not domain).
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Is there any way to declare the Samba/PDC/WINS server on the client side?
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I've read that there is a bug with the SAMBA libsmbclient [URL].
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