I have a computer (name=Amazon1, UBUNTU 18.04) that can’t “see” any other computers on my local LAN.
I have searched the Internet and it seems like 95% of the information is about connecting TO a computer (setting up a “share”). This is working. I can also connect to the Internet so the network interface seems to be working.
I can ping other network computers on my LAN. But, the other network computers don’t show up in the File Manager – Other locations section. If I put gio mount smb://Gateway/c/ in the Terminal, I get the error message
gio: smb://gateway/c/: Location is not mountable
“gateway” is another computer on the network. It doesn’t matter if the name I use is a Windows 10, Windows XP, or UBUNTU 18.04 computer.
If I use a IP address in the above command also doesn’t work even though I can ping the IP address.
To the best of my knowledge, I have this set up the same as other network computers (smb.conf, nsswitch.conf files) which all can “see” computers on the LAN.
THIS WAS WORKING UNTIL ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO. Maybe something got corrupted during a power outage.
I have completely uninstalled Samba and re-installed it (using Synaptic).
I can’t seem to find any messages in the Samba log that sheds any light on my issue.
Any ideas of where to look or packages that should be re-installed?