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Hi all,

I am having an issue with XBMCbuntu (Frodo V12) where it will not allow me to browse SMB shares. All I see is WORKGROUP.
I have (3) Revo Aspire 1600's that I've been upgrading one by one. I upgraded the first two with the 12.0 release and everything seems to be ok.
I applied the 12.1 updates to these after the fact. (at a later time). They work fine. Altho I did check these 2 boxes and they have also lost the ability to browse SMB shares.. but still can access the shares that I set previously.
I did notice that the DNS servers that are being served are OPEN DNS and not the ones that my Domain controller is serving. I don't know how to change that as I am not a Linux person. Smile

I'm rebuilding the last box now. I swapped the drive to an 128 gig SSD and did a fresh destructive install of XBMCbuntu Frodo. I will not browse SMB.

Just to set the picture... I have a full blown Active Directory Infrastructure and a Qnap NAS that is AD integrated.
I have 2 Domain Controllers and my own internal DNS servers. One DC also runs DHCP. Each of the Revo 1600's gets a DHCP address that is a DHCP reservation.
The IP is fine, but the DNS is not what I am serving.

Has anyone else seen this?
I am not using NFS on my NAS. I want all 3 boxes to be identical.
I Need/want to use the AD permissions. Keeps the library intact and kids from files that they are not supposed to see. Smile

I thought we had removed those opendns servers from XBMCbuntu quite some time ago. (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=146243)

I think you need to edit /etc/resolv.conf and add the correct domain name and DNS servers.
I am going to go out on a limb here and guess you know how to operate a windows machine.*
Use WinSCP to connect to the XBMCbuntu machine as root and edit the file.

You might also want to remove smbd and nmbd from the startup list of xbmcbuntu.
sudo update-rc.d -f nmbd remove
sudo update-rc.d -f smbd remove

This is because XBMCbuntu ships with a samba client set to share a few folders by default. It is also setup as master browser, causing it to constantly force an election with your AD.
I probably do not have to explain that you do not want this in you situation.

*joke, mcitp:ea myself Smile