I have recently set up a virtual machine and I want to share files between the host and the guest. Samba seems to be a perfect solution, and indeed it does all that I expect it to. However, if the host machine is not connected to the internet, the Samba server appears offline too. Can somebody show me how to make it work?
ps -ef | grep smb shows that
smbd -F is running, so I think the process is started properly.
EDIT: I'm using VirtualBox for the virtualization. Below is my config in
/etc/samba/smb.conf (I have never changed it, comments removed for simplicity). Sharing is enabled through the GUI in nautilus.
[global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu) dns proxy = no log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m max log size = 1000 syslog = 0 panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d encrypt passwords = true passdb backend = tdbsam obey pam restrictions = yes unix password sync = yes passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* . pam password change = yes map to guest = bad user usershare allow guests = yes