omns wrote:My recent Intrepid install defaults to workgroup, so maybe all will be well in Felicia
qbicdesign wrote:I'm beginning to notice a lot of confusion/disagreement over whether Mint's default workgroup should be MSHOME or WORKGROUP, and I think i can help here.
Much of the argument is based around networking with Windows computers, but all arguments are actually rather invalid, and here's why (for the benefit of any newcomers). This is my personal analysis of the situation.
altair4 wrote:I purposely give each box on my home network a different workgroup name. I do it mainly so I can write the previous sentance
It does make "discovery" a little cumbersome in nautilus
I suppose it does theoretically add a few nanoseconds to the discovery process but the home user would never know.It also makes discovery (network browsing) more difficult in a windows-centric (windows only machines) network, home or otherwise
--there is no security advantage to having each machine be its own workgroup name, the machine's name itself is sufficient to locate, attach and identify it within that network
And let's be honest, if you've spent 20 hours trying to debug a "Classic Samba" setup who among us hasn't made all the workgroup names match - just in case
# Change this to the workgroup/NT-domain name your Samba server will part of
workgroup = WORKGROUP
altair4 wrote:I suppose it does theoretically add a few nanoseconds to the discovery process but the home user would never know.
alfreddo wrote:How do I change the workgroup in Mint from 'WORKGROUP' to MSHOME' ?
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