I have followed the following guide to setting up a network accessible external HDD on my pi. I installed both samba and samba-common-bin. I entered the formatted the external drive and mounted it just as in the guide.
I edited the samba config file to include details for the shared folder as follows:
[Share] comment = Share Folder path = /media/USBHDD1/shares valid users = @users force group = users create mask = 0660 directory mask = 0771 read only = no umask=022
I have added a samba user and given it a password. I've restarted the samba server. Yet the pi still does not show up in my Windows WORKGROUP. Any ideas?
Could it be that I also use this pi as a private VPN server?