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Old 02-23-2005, 07:10 PM   #1
Lleb_KCir
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help with networking linux systems


i can get a windows box to see my samba share, i can get a linux box to see my windows share (mount them with smbmount), but i can not get a linux system to see an other linux system and mount or smbmount my samba share.

i would use the search, but have no clue what to search for so pointers would be great please.

over the past year or so i have learned a lot in the linux world, and am still feeling so much like a newbie, but know i am way better then i was in the start. a large portion of that is due to this great site.

for testing i have been using my debian sarge laptop as the system i want to connect to as it has a known good running samba server that my gaming box at the house connects to all the time.

at my office (i took my laptop there for testing) i just redid one of my workstations and took it off of XP and moved it to debian sarge. 2.4-sepakup kernel if that matters.

i have the debian box up and running 95%. the only thing i need to do now is learn how to make it talk to my laptop and to a RH9 workstation also running a known good samba server that windows can connect to with zero problems.

if i can get the new workstation to talk with the laptop, then i am hoping i can learn how to make it also talk to the RH9 workstation that i use for my POS (point of sale) computer at my school. this is the end goal.

thanks again for the help and guidance.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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well here were the steps taken to fix this problem.

i was using the wrong name to get to the linux share. in windows i would need the full path to include the location not just the share name with the IP so i had to much info.

i was using : smbmount //IP/home/user /home/mount_point -o username=user

that would of been fine if i were talking to a windows box, but as samba had the home directory as a share under the user name i only needed:

smbmount //IP/user /home/mount_point -o username=user to make it work.

once that was pointed out to me by one of the members in my LUG it worked.

hope this helps any other newbie out there.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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Thanks for coming back and posting a solution. I hate it when people just say "I solved my problem." and leave it at that. Or, even worse, when people solve it but don't report back that they solved their problem. It doesn't help anybody out.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
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yes i agree. thankfully in this case it was just a lack of knowledge that prevented me from making the networking work like i thought it should. once i was educated on how the linux world works (samba specifically) everything clicked into place.

windows treats most shares like a URL (not really, but thats close enough for gov. work) so //IP/drive/share (or //IP/directory/subdirectory/share) what samba does is creat a share with a name so //IP/share is all that is needed. so once i dropped the extra pathing everything worked great.

this should work under any linux system running samba from what i understand.
 
  


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