nautilus failed retrieve samba shared folders from windows 12.04

Bug #914578 reported by Abdel Bolanos Martinez on 2012-01-11
This bug affects 3 people
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gvfs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu 12.04 arch x86_64
On "Browse Network" nautilus shows all the computers on the network. These computers contains windows shared folders. When double click on any of these computers takes about 20 seconds for showing a popup windows with error "Unable to mount location, Failed to retrieve share list from server". From the smbclient is possible to access the shared folders.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gvfs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bank-Builder (bank-builder) wrote :

This bug reared it's head for me when upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 x86_32 this week.
I found that by adding a mount for each shared drive you want to connect to eg.
//server/kids /media/kids smbfs username=kids,password=kids 0 0
to your /etc/fstab and reloading with sudo mount -a each time you change /etc/fstab is a temporary work around.

svaens (svaens) wrote :

I am able to connect to a windows share drive,
i.e., in nautilus, typing smb://zeus
gives me the following error: "Could not display "smb://zeus/".
Error failed to retrieve share list from server. Please select another viewer and try again.

while the following works: smb://zeus/D
(where D is the name of the share) .

Unable to browse share drives available for a particular host.
This I could do on my Ubuntu 10.10 system,
now in upgrading to 12.04, it is broken.

I've attempted various work-arounds found via google search and failed, including:

1. install winbind
2. add wins to the hosts list in the nsswitch.conf file
3. uncomment name resolve configuration in smb.conf file (name resolve order = bcast host lmhosts wins )
4. add various lines to smb.conf file
client lanman auth = Yes
lanman auth = Yes

None worked for me..

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