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Old 03-17-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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Access Windows \\[servername] file servers?


In Windows XP, I can access computers on my college campus by opening Run and typing \\[servername]. I have the hostname and the IP of these servers. How do I access these shares? I run smb:/ and only computers on the local network (on my floor of the dorm) are visible. Running smb:/[IP of server] doesn't lead anywhere either.

I am using SUSE 9.1. Thank you in advance for any help!
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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Presumably, you have good smbclient support, if you can see some computers. You could try using smbclient from the command line to see if it's a problem in the GUI.
Code:
smbclient -L <ip>
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thank you very much! I can actually connect to the server now. However... It logs me out immediately to the Konsole. I can't browse folders, transfer files, nothing. Can you help with the next step or point me in the right direction. Again, thank you for addressing my question.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:46 PM   #4
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That was just a check to make sure no firewalls were in the way or anything like that. You can also check out the program "LinNeighborhood" for a nice GUI way of browsing the network.
 
  


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