I had Samba working and now since switching to Leap 15.1 it stopped working. So here I am at back at the beginning. I tried setting the smb.config to what I remembered and that didn’t work so I tried Swerdna’s set up and that didn’t work either. While I entered systemctl status nmb and smb and got good results (didn’t see any errors and they were running). The Windows 10 machine still couldn’t find the Linux shares though that machine can ping the Linux machine.
Also, can setting up the user/password for Samba be done through Yast’s Security and Users? Seems this would be a good way to do so.
You’ll have to clarify what you mean by “switching to Leap 15.1”
Did you upgrade?
Is this a new install?
Also, pinging only verifies a working network connection.
If you pinged the IP address, then that’s only basic network connectivity.
Did you ping the machine by the name your SMB shares might be configured to use? If that fails, that woudl suggest a name resolution problem.
Did you telnet the SMB port? If that fails, then that might suggest a firewall problem.
No, it doesn’t burden the forum. We are here as volunteers to help other fellow users. The idea of creating a dedicated thread is to help direct the attention of those that can help and keep the conversation centred on the OP’s issue. Of course there are times where an issue is common to multiple users, but more often we find seemingly similar issues may be due to different underlying causes.