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Old 08-20-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
njmurvin
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Can browse files via Windows mount point but not through the server/share


Sorry, hard to make this title descriptive . . .

Using SUSE 11 with Gnome. I mounted a CIFS share from a Windows server as /mnt/win. With the file browser, I can browse to file system/mnt/win and then the files and folders of the Windows share come up fine and I can open them.

When I use the file browser to browse to network, the server hosting this share is listed. Then I browse to that server and it lists no shares (nothing at all). I can't go any further than the server.

Is there a separate authentication necessary for the file browser to see this share from the network place?
 
Old 08-20-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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When you 'browse' the shares on the server, this only shows which shares are being advertised by the server (and yes, you need to authenticate to access this list). Whether shares are already mounted is not relevant to getting this list.

I would have expected the file browser to have requested authentication when you clicked on the server. You can use smbclient (with the '-L' parameter) to list shares from the command line to diagnose what is happening here (ie, if you are getting an error).
 
Old 08-21-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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When you 'browse' the shares on the server, this only shows which shares are being advertised by the server (and yes, you need to authenticate to access this list). Whether shares are already mounted is not relevant to getting this list.

I would have expected the file browser to have requested authentication when you clicked on the server. You can use smbclient (with the '-L' parameter) to list shares from the command line to diagnose what is happening here (ie, if you are getting an error).
This is in a test environment. So, I have a simple WORKGROUP set up for sharing. Maybe that's why no authentication was requested? At any rate, the Windows server is set up to share several folders. None of them appear. What other "advertising" does it need to do?
 
  


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