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> Ubuntu on LAN network and Internet, Installs can't see each other
post May 23 2011, 11:23 PM
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I can't get my 2 Ubuntu installs to see each other, computer 1 and computer 2 in my signature. They are both running 10.10 and I can see the windows XP install on 2 from 1 but can't see Ubuntu even when it is running. I was running XP on comp 2 and Ubuntu on comp 1, I can transfer files from 1 to 2 this way but cannot when Ubuntu is running on comp 2, I just can't see it, I believe Samba is installed on both. Both pc's have internet so I know they are seeing the router, comp 2 is using a Dlink 802.11g wireless connection while 1 is hardwired to the router. I go to "Places" click "Network" and all I see is "Windows Network", which works fine when XP is running on comp 2, but I want to send files between the 2 Ubuntu's. Anyone have or know how to get this done or have a copy of "Ubuntu Networking for Dummy's"?

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post May 24 2011, 05:18 PM
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Ok, lets start from scratch.
By see each other I assume that you want to view shares from each computer via Nautilus and windows explorer. The first thing is to make sure the workgroup is the same for all computers. Be sure to restart samba (sudo /etc/init.d/smb restart)

You also need to add a samba password for each user name. By default samba will automatically create a home share for each user name .
sudo smbpasswd -a username (replace username with the actual username)

This might be all you need... Windows has netbios over TCP/IP that in simple terms is a DNS of sorts. It will map netbios names to IP addresses. If you strictly have a linux network configuring one samba server for WINS and using winbind will accomplish the same thing. The other method is static IP address. Configure your router to assign a specific IP address to a specific MAC. Then add the hostname and IP address information to the /etc//hosts file of each computer.
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