So, trying to configure samba sharing between my two laptops, I ran into some issues and was looking on google. Found this blog really helping http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/
A few simple mistake though, setting up a samba share for the first time requires using
so that the user can be created for samba.
It was giving me this message
Could not connect to machine 127.0.0.1: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
Failed to change password for raghav
and then, my windows workgroup name in smb.conf was not good either. So, changed that, and restarted the daemon using
sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart
and all's well in the samba world :)
I have also managed to set up the ssh server as well, so I can now work on rails stuff, without having to reboot the system. Its really pretty simple in Ubuntu. Just install the sshd package from Synaptics and you are good.
Now get some ssh client (like putty) and just remote connect to the in-house ubuntu server (sounds pretty impressive..huh..) and u r started. :)