I have my machine connected to our office LAN which has many other machines that use win XP, win 7 etc. Until a month or so ago, I was able to share files and folders with them, but now I can't even see what machines are there on my LAN, let alone access their files. I tried accessing a machine by its name, by opening
smb://machinename, but that says
Error: Failed to retrieve share list from server Please select another viewer and try again.
I tried restarting samba with
sudo service samba restart, but that says
samba: unrecognized service, but then samba is shown as installed in synaptic.
I am pretty much stuck on this. Any ideas on how to fix this?