After successful samba sharing already few days ago I have the same thing today yet I have received the following error:
'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare add: cannot convert name "Everyone" to a SID. The connection was refused. Maybe smbd is not running.
When trying to start/restart samba service I get the following
$ sudo service samba status * nmbd is running * smbd is not running $ sudo service samba start $ sudo service samba restart $ sudo service samba status * nmbd is running * smbd is not running
[2014/01/15 16:21:46, 0] smbd/server.c:1072(main) smbd version 3.6.18 started. Copyright Andrew Tridgell and the Samba Team 1992-2011 [2014/01/15 16:21:46.426302, 0] smbd/server.c:1128(main) standard input is not a socket, assuming -D option [2014/01/15 16:21:46.428538, 0] auth/auth_util.c:708(get_guest_info3) SamInfo3_for_guest: Unable to locate guest account [guest]! [2014/01/15 16:21:46.428578, 0] smbd/server.c:1251(main) ERROR: failed to setup guest info.
$ grep -E "^[^#;].*" /etc/samba/smb.conf [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) dns proxy = no log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 syslog = 0 panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d encrypt passwords = true passdb backend = tdbsam obey pam restrictions = yes unix password sync = yes passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . pam password change = yes map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes username map = /etc/samba/smbusers security = user guest ok = yes ; guest account = nobody usershare max shares = 100 usershare owner only = False