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Old 07-18-2003, 10:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy browsing windows machines in linux machine


I have problem to connecting windows machines in Linux .Linux
Machine in windows Machines also

Pls help me.
 
Old 07-18-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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You have to have samba connection between them installed in your Linux box. Further information about samba you may wanna browse to http://www.samba.org
 
Old 07-18-2003, 11:49 PM   #3
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windos networking is basically smb/cifs

to browse windows machine CRACK (share Desktop) from linux:
mount -t smbfs //CRACK/Desktop /directory/to/mount
or:
smbclient //CRACK/Desktop
 
Old 07-19-2003, 12:30 AM   #4
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can i browse linux partition using samba? how?

when i tried it asks some IPC$ password
 
Old 07-19-2003, 12:47 AM   #5
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You must set the proper permissons in the smb.conf file. Alternatively you can install SWAT the webadmin tool to configure your system for Sabma. In a browser's location bar just type: http://localhost:901. Be warned that you first must make sure that SWAT is allowed to connec to localhost. to do so edit the file swat under /etc/xinet.d. Enable SWAT and then just configure your shares.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 12:33 AM   #6
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I don't use Samba yet, not quite ready to take that plunge. However, if you are using Linux and want to access a Windows shared folder, you can also open up Mozilla and type in smb://Hostname/ (example: If your Windows machine is named BigRed, typing "smb://BigRed/" minus quotes in Mozilla), which will take you to a listing of all available shares on the machine.

Oddly enough, in my experience you have to be running Gnome to make this work. It will not work on KDE (for me at least). I have not tried the other desktop styles.

This is the method I use to obtain files from my Windows XP machine when on my Linux machine.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 01:05 AM   #7
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smb:///

Yes, you can do it in Gnome in Mozilla or Nautilus, but also if your run KDE, you may do it in Konkeror.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 07:27 PM   #8
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That's the oddity, Thetargos. I can indeed type in smb://host/ in either Mozilla or Konquerer under KDE. However, the results are less than stellar, and I cannot quite figure out why.

Under KDE:
In Mozilla, typing smb://host/ just spins its gears. I never recieve a listing of smb shares. Eventually I get a timeout error.

In Konquerer, I obtain a listing of smb shares. However, when attempting to view the contents of any share, it does nothing and eventually gives me a timeout error.

Under Gnome:
While running Gnome, any browser will give me the listing and contents of smb shares no problem whatsoever.

Quite quirky, wouldn't you say? It doesn't bug me, I just log in with the desktop manager as Gnome anytime I need to copy some files from smb locations. But neverhteless, it is odd.
 
Old 07-21-2003, 09:04 PM   #9
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I agree, it's odd. I've never seen the problem in RH 9... May be you need to upgrade samba?? the smb:// protocol in samba-common may be buggy in your system.
 
  


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