Just tried the same here - using samba.
I also just changed the localhost as described, ran the config from the menu in Samba server in PCC - but it did not work until I installed nss_wins on the client to resolve netbios names to tcpip addresses. Now I just wonder why this is not installed as an requirement to samba-client.
Got an unnecessarily complicated description googling around on how and if it is possible to run samba without netbios, still trying to find a more understandable description.
ON the other hand - NFS has worked terribly bad for the past many years here - stalls, hangups, slow throughput and other peculiarities. Used samba for 5 minutes and could watch high-end h.264 video over samba - for now I for surely stick with Samba - guess it's more supported than NFS,