I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop for 2 years now. I have 2 NAS systems in my network, which I usually can see in Nautilus as Samba shares. But the last few days I have troubles reaching them, while I haven't changed anything on my network or my laptop! It seems like my network is 'unstable': sometimes I see both of my NASes, while a few minutes later I only see one of them or none at all. The only Samba share I always see, is my own laptop.
sudo restart smbd sudo restart nmbd smbtree
With smbtree I sometimes get another result then with Nautilus. This is the usual result from smbtree:
alfons@alfons-laptop:~$ smbtree Enter alfons's password: WORKGROUP \\PX-EH PX-EH \\PX-EH\lp \\PX-EH\ADMIN$ IPC Service (PX-EH) \\PX-EH\IPC$ IPC Service (PX-EH) \\PX-EH\fotocopier Backup for the photos \\PX-EH\disk LAN disk \\DISKSTATION \\DISKSTATION\IPC$ IPC Service () \\DISKSTATION\video System default shared folder \\DISKSTATION\public DiskStation 212 \\DISKSTATION\music System default shared folder \\DISKSTATION\fotos \\DISKSTATION\home home \\ALFONS-LAPTOP alfons-laptop server (Samba, Ubuntu) \\ALFONS-LAPTOP\HL3150CDW HL3150CDW \\ALFONS-LAPTOP\IPC$ IPC Service (alfons-laptop server (Samba, Ubuntu)) \\ALFONS-LAPTOP\print$ Printer Drivers
Why do my Samba shares sometimes look unstable? And what can I try to solve this?