I'm a beginner when it comes to Linux, and have recently put together a media server, holding all my movies, running Ubuntu 12.04.
After following tutorials and forums I can successfully ping, by hostname and IP, my windows desktop box and my media server Ubuntu box fine, and vice versa.
I've configured Samba to set up a share called Movies on my media server. I also set up an account on Samba using my Linux username, windows username with my Linux password.
My Ubuntu box is now visible on my network tree on my win7 box, as is the Movies share. however when I try to access the Movies share from the win7 box I do not have permission to do so.
I noticed that by using the static IP address I issued my Ubuntu media server, I can access the share with ease.
However I would like to be able to resolve the issue and access the share using the hostname of my Ubuntu media server box.
Sorry if I'm a bit unclear in my set up!