I wanted to backup from my work (Windows) box to my personal (Linux) box. I found these useful videos on setting up Samba file sharing. This first guy was right I didn’t know about the extra configuration changes.
Funny story. I did all this and didn’t see the Linux box on the network. Hmm that’s strange. I opened Firefox on Ubuntu to find no Internet either! With a quick glance at the back of the computer I saw the network cable was not plugged in.
I need to get another network cable for the mac. I keep switching between them.
Here is the Ubuntu Wiki page for Samba. Which has more details.