Samba :- Linux & Windows Integration


Mid last week as I was returning home received a word.

It read :-

The Linux Host is not accessible and the Linux Subsystem on our Window 10 desktop is not working either.


Working Through

Windows 10 Linux Subsystem

Looked at the Windows 10 Subsystem and the issue appears to be newbie issues.

It looks like a few of the commands from the Linux Study Guide that my family member  is following is not available in the Windows Subsystem.


Linux Host

The Linux host was more complicated.


Tried to connect to the Linux Host, but it wouldn’t respond

Due to lack of affection and attention and it needed a reboot badly.


Applied Patches

Waiting for me was a trek load of patches.

Applied them.



Tried to ssh it from one of our Windows systems.  But, I couldn’t get a response.

Wireless Access Point

Dynamic IP Address

The Linux host is connected to our network via a Wireless connection.

Connected to the WAP via a browser.

Confirmed that the IP Address had changed from the one registered with the DNS server.


DHCP Reservation

Tried to see whether the WAP supports DHCP Reservation.

DHCP Reservation basically states that a given MAC Address should be granted exclusive access to an IP Address.


Knowing the the WAP could end up offering a different IP Address, it was time to untie our Linux host from a permanent IP Address.



Years ago, played around with SAMBA.

But, that was yearns ago.

Vladyslav Baidak @ Scalified

Googled on the right terms.

And, ended up finding a quality post from Vladyslav Baidak @ Scalified.

That post is here :-

Devops: Configuring Host Name Resolution


Linked In

Had a few suggestions and reached out to Vladyslav Baidak via Linked In.


Hi Daniel! Thanks for your interest. I’m really glad I could help you. Indeed that was the reason for writing this mini article – I had the same question some time ago.   As for the title – that’s a typo for sure, we’ll fix it soon

Daniel, we fixed the title and added possibility to add comments as you asked.










LinkedIn – Invitations – Grooming


As times goes by I find myself really been impressed in someone’s work or really just want to keep in touch with them post our current interaction.

Other times it is someone I worked with in the past and I need to ask them a quick question and so I seek them out via LinkedIn and send them an invite.



It is easy to keep some of the unrequited invites along much longer than one should.


Invitations Sent

Here is the the current link to the Invitations Sent Manager – Link.

Invitation Sent List – Current as of 6 AM Oct 29th, 2017

Invitation Sent List – Select

Review and select the ones that have been languishing a while.

Thanks goodness length of pasture is noted.


Invitation Sent List – Number of Invites Withdrawn

Invitation Sent List – Current as of 7 AM Sun Oct 29th, 2017





“A certain man prepared a great banquet and invited many guests.
When it was time for the banquet, he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’…

LinkedIn – Customization – Who can view your Connections?


Ever few weeks, I receive an unsolicited requests to add a new person to my LinkedIn Connections.

I review it and if I know that person, I add them in.

Depending on my gut feelings, I will either add an invitee I do not know, or sit on it for a while.

If I oblige a requester that I do not know, I will more likely than not, message that person and try to determine what is the basis for their invite.


Yesterday was one of those days where I added someone and shortly thereafter messaged them to find out why they sent me a request in the first place.

I have yet to hear back from the person, actually a company.



I am glad that my Linkedin Connections are better protected than I am.


Connections Visibility

I will suggest that you manage your connections visibility by accessing



I have opted to not share my Connections with anyone outside of Self.

The other option, likely the default option, is to allow “Your Connections” to view each other.


Nice GUI

I like the GUI work that some of the Web Sites are employing.  No Save Button.  Make changes and they are auto-saved and you have a visual object to indicate that things are taking of.




Web sites evolve and if the link referenced above should change, please use the Help button to seek follow-up advice.

Here is the URL to Help.

Searched Item

who can see your connections


We opted for “Controlling who sees your Connection ListLink.

LinkedIn – Deleting own comments


A friend recently celebrated a Work Anniversary.  And, per my LinkedIn email notification settings, I received an email advising me of same.

As someone who believes in championing the work ethics of friends, I sent out little quips to each of them.

But, as always I over shared.  And, I suppose cunningly Social Media leads us to thinking we are sharing with one person, when we are in fact sharing with all.

So let me take back some of those quick notes.

Washing my mouth

Here is how to clean out some of your comments on Linked-In:

  • Go to your Home page by clicking on the Home Link
  • Underneath the “Share an update..” box, click on “All Updates” and “choose your updates
  • Transverse the updates and once you find the offending comment move over to the now visible x icon and act on itLinkedIn-HomePage-DeleteComment



I will suggest some customization.

Using the same button in the Home Page, under the Updates edit box, click Customize.

You will see a screen that looks like the following:



I changed mine to read:





Here are some frustrations:



I agree with Kris Humphries here:

… don’t pay attention to things that don’t matter

As indeed how hard it is increasing becoming not to be distracted by things that don’t matter.