On Sat, 23 Nov 2013 21:22:10 -0500, "Jonathan N. Little"
Post by Jonathan N. Little
Now looking at the /var/log/samba/log.smbd would probably detail why the
connection failed, possible permissions problem or a credentials problem.
Why would I need 'credentials' to be able to browse a workgroup?
And the point is, this is just one of many Linux machines that I have
had on this network and ALL of them have been left how they come OOTB
re any networking. Ok, where I can simply right click on a directory
and share it (and *it* deal with any permissions, as per my selection)
then that is what I have done but no more.
After all, why would I as the object of the exercise is and always has
been (with any OS ever) to *use* it.
As an aside, the updator keeps nagging me that there is a later
version (than 13.04) so I might as well let it to it and see what
happens. If it screws itself up or doesn't fix the issue (that is no
longer an issue now I have done what I want) I can wipe it and
reinstall it from scratch (if I'm wanting to play like that).
See, unless I put any CLI stiff into my Linux Dropbox database it will
be forgotten (it already is from yesterday) and the chances that I'll
use it again soon enough to actually remember it will be tending
towards zero, so I just don't bother and unlike some, I don't pretend
it is interesting or that it was the perfect answer to my point. A
point that popped up because *you* claimed that Linux handled SMB
better than Windows and right here and right now that simply isn't the
case. So, 'in your opinion' or 'in your experience' might have been
acceptable but anything else is just not true (other than for you
But don't get me wrong (although saying that won't stop you of course
<g>), I *am* grateful for your efforts and if was something I actually
had to have working (like that USB mouse) I would have followed up on
every question and suggestion (as I did with you and others on the
mouse), except, even then I wasn't interested in the 'whys and how's'
because in the / my real world there would be little to no chance of
me being able to make use of such information because of many factors
(including my (poor) memory, my total dislike and disinterest in
'programming' and the practical realisation therefore that there was
little point *trying* to get deeper involved in such).
It's not 'I don't want to learn' it's all about the realism of me
actually learning that sort of thing, **even* if I wanted to*. And
none of the above is getting any better / easier as I get older.
Now, I am / was what was described by the likes of British Telecom,
Kodak and several other Co's at the time as an 'Electronics Service /
Support Engineer (their words / title, not mine). I designed and built
(entirely) a 1kW mobile disco system (from the speaker cabinets,
console, mixer-amps and lights) and loved every second of it. I also
enjoyed doing the stuff for work.
But now, if I wanted something like that I'd probably just go out and
buy it (because ICBA to build it and the stuff is a lot cheaper than
it was then (and exists)).
Similarly, the other day I was given a reasonable spec motherboard
with a dual core 775 processor and a G of RAM, all that was wrong with
it were the PSU caps were blown. Now, I had the right ones in my draw,
I had a range of irons, solder, flux, de-soldering tools and even a
big magnifying light but the job tested my patience in a way it
wouldn't even 5 years ago.
So, I put a PC together from bits and then I want to make it useful,
be it for me or someone else. I would so love to 'just stick Linux' on
them on the grounds that it's free (of cost) and (supposedly) more
secure, reliable and 'easy to use and install'. However, I have just
installed W7 on several machines (desktops and laptops) and whilst it
has taken longer and needed a bit more effort re AV etc, they ALL
detected ALL the hardware OOTB and 'just worked'. So, all I had to do
to bring them up to readiness was just procedural. And that's just how
I want a solution to be these days ... and as I stated day one here
over three years ago now, I am not looking for another hobby. ;-)
Cheers, T i m