Today I decided to format my Home Server and when I setuped it I had a few problems.
"Failed to Retrieve Share List from Server" when I was trying to connect to my ubuntu 12.04 server. Inside the [global] section I add:
name resolve order = bcast host
I did this in my normal computer too. (I'm not exactly sure that this is needed I don't think so). Rebooted and it is working.
Inside my logs I was getting a lot of smb_panic():
[2013/03/07 22:13:43.607536, 0] lib/util.c:1122(smb_panic) smb_panic(): calling panic action [/usr/share/samba/panic-action 1928]
(Again, I'm not sure that this is totally and exclusive related to this problem, but it worth to say, so you could try it too.)
Other message that I was seeing when trying to smbclient -L SERVER was:
If you want to see my full smb.conf file keep reading!
My configs file is a Shared folder which is read only, but anyone could read it (guest yes), and the other one is Writable, where anybody can write and read (without authentication). In other words, all my setup don't uses authentications, it is all done by guests users. This is particularly good in my case, because I can put some interesting files in Shared Folder and guarantee that nobody will screw everything and the Writable is good to add new files to the server or a "temporary backup folder".
If I remember anything else, I will let you guys know.