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I have a problem with browsing samba shares with Nautilus in Ubuntu. I can see work groups but cannot go any deeper.

On the other hand, I can use smbclient and mount samba shares from command line. Also I can browse Ubuntu shares from Windows but not vice versa.

So I suspect it is Nautilus problem. Moreover it has never been working for me since I first started using Ubuntu.

Systems I tried to browse shares on:

  • Ubuntu 8-12
  • Windows Xp 7
  • Dune HD Max

Could someone provide me with ideas how to diagnose this issue? Or describe how network browsing is implemented in Nautilus.

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I have the same issue, but no luck so far. – Eusebius Oct 11 '12 at 13:40

This solution worked for me: if smbtree returns an error instead of a listing of your network environment, edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf and modify the following line:

; name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast

which should instead look like this (uncommented and host at the end):

name resolve order = lmhosts wins bcast host

Apparently you need to reboot after that.

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