I have mate 16.04 I’m sure samba used to work fine, but recently it stopped taking any notice of what’s in /etc/samba/smb.conf. Previously when I browsed windows networks, it would use my settings to bring up my “pandc” work group and the shares on this computer. Now it just comes up with “WORKGROUP” and when I open that, it says, " HOME_NETWRORK_GAT". If I Double click that I get a warning, “Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection refused”
I did a search for smb.conf and found another one in /usr/share/samba. That one was unmodified. So I thought I’d found the problem and set that up with my work group and shares. But still no difference.
So I did a “testparm” and got this
"mic[email protected]:~$ testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
WARNING: The “syslog” option is deprecated
Processing section “[printers]”
Processing section “[print$]”
Processing section “[michael]”
Processing section “[stuff]”
Processing section “[mike]”
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions"
So I pressed enter and got all my shares, as expected.
Is the warning “the syslog is deprecated” relevant?
Has anybody got any clues what is going on here?