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Old 02-14-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
bobbrandt
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Using Windows UNC in Linux Web Browser


First to explain:
We have a search engine that indexes file servers as well as intranet web pages. The results were designed with windows in mind:
Web links work in both windows and Linux.
But file links (i.e. file:////someserver/share/../.. ) obvoiusly don't work in Linux.

Is there anyway to allow linux to convert \\server\share to smb://server/share?
Is there another solution I'm not thinking of?

We want to actively move users to Linux Desktops, but this is one of the stumbling blocks holding us up.

Thanks
Bob

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Old 02-15-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Well, it may sound like a boil-the-ocean solution, but you should probably look at killing file shares wherever possible (regardless of the desktop OS). Ideally you should only use file sharing technologies like CIFS/Windows File Sharing for cases where multiple users must be able to write to a single instance of a file, and use HTTP for pretty much everything else. A lot of people must have access to many documents, but should only have write access to the master copies of few.

I suspect that you could hack something with automount on Linux to have mount points that access the file servers, so that when a user tries file:///server/share, the automounter provides a directory with the name of the server and a subdirectory that matches the share (accessing the remote server behind the scenes).
 
  


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