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I have a computer using Samba so it can share folders with windows, but for some reason if I type \computername it doesn't show the shared folders, but if I ...
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    Question [SOLVED] Configuring Samba


    I have a computer using Samba so it can share folders with windows, but for some reason if I type \\computername it doesn't show the shared folders, but if I type \\x.x.x.x (IP of the computer) it does, how can I fix that so the computers using windows can access the shared folders using the name instead of the IP?

    Thanks in advance

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    You can edit your hosts file on your Windows machine to allow the LINUX-COMPUTER name to correctly resolve to an IP address.

    Windows Hosts File

    Entry:

    Code:
    192.168.13.467     LINUX-COMPUTER

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