I've just installed Samba on my Ubuntu 12.04 machine and need to access it from Windows Server 2008.
$ sudo apt-get install samba $ service smbd status smbd start/running, process 23485
When I try to connect from the Windows Run dialog using
\\192.168.1.111 (verified using
ifconfig) I see the error message:
The specified network name is no longer available
This error pops up immediately. Note that before installing
smbd the error took a while to appear and was a generic cannot connect to host type error. If I stop
smbd, then the response goes back to timing out, so I know there's connectivity between the boxes.
What does this mean and what can I do to resolve this?