. . . completely new to Samba . . . only want that . . . the command "smbclient --list =[FQDN of the Server]" . . . but that command still doesn't work
OK. You seem to have been going about it the wrong way.
First of all, smbclient is an FTP tool for samba. It is designed to talk to samba servers, and act like a command line FTP client on a remote server.
So, right off the bat, if you are trying to use it on the same machine you are using as the server, then you will run into problems.
Samba is a network sharing tool that allows you to share files and printers in the network, very much like Windows Networking. In fact the two work together.
When you set up your samba shares, you are allowing another computer to access those folders using it's own native networking.
"Browse Network" in Windows should show you a list of browsable samba shares in your local network. If the shares are listed as non-browsable in samba, you have to type the network location in manually, in the Windows address bar.
If you are sharing between two Linux machines, you would browse through your file manager (most of them have that built in ability,) or you could permanently map a network drive using the mount command.
Either one, clicking on the share should prompt you for a username and password.
So, what do you want to do? FTP between two different computers, or set up a network file server?
It would help to know how many computers you have in your network, and which operating systems they are using.
Edited by Naught McNoone, 06 December 2015 - 10:58 AM.