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Old 01-05-2006, 07:49 AM   #1
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How do you view Linux computers on a home network?


I was wondering how you go about viewing shared files from other linux machines on my network. I have no problem accessing the windows computers, but how do I go about finding the linux ones? I have 3 linux machines all running Suse 10.x thanks.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:54 AM   #2
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You would need to setup Samba to have them in your Workgroup - have a look at http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/...n/install.html
 
Old 01-05-2006, 08:18 AM   #3
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Thanks! I'll give that a try.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:08 AM   #4
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Samba makes your Linux box(es) visible for Windows.
NFS is the native way for *nix file sharing
 
Old 01-08-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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I have been doing that, and it has worked for me before, but now i have re-installed linux, and it now shows me the linux box on the windows computer, but i cant access it, what is the most likely thing i have done wrong?
 
Old 01-08-2006, 12:07 PM   #6
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You may want to install the samba-doc package. It contains a number of how-to's, web based man-pages and 3 or 4 books, which are the same samba books that you can purchase at the book store, such as "Samba 3 by Example" and "The Official Samba HOWTO and Reference Guide".

It sounds like you may need to use the "smbpasswd" program to add a samba account. Also, depending on the security mode, you may need to add the remote users to the /etc/password file. I'm not certain whether "smbpasswd -a <user>" will do this or not. There are different ways authentication is carried out. Also check out the Samba networking chapter in the SuSE documentation. I happen to use the same username and password on my computers, so I can't check that.

Also, consider using swat. It is a web based configuration and monitoring tool that is included with the "samba" package. It is accessed at "http://localhost:901". You may need to go into yast and start the swat service.

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Old 01-08-2006, 12:26 PM   #7
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I was wondering how you go about viewing shared files from other linux machines on my network. I have no problem accessing the windows computers, but how do I go about finding the linux ones? I have 3 linux machines all running Suse 10.x thanks.
Yoy could instead install Xandros which is setup with the improved Xandros File Manager.
 
Old 01-08-2006, 12:48 PM   #8
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I dont think that i need to use the swat thingy because i am using a gui interface, so i can just configure samba using that.
I have tried using smbpasswd, and created a user, and it still dosent work.
Says that the computer is not accessible.
 
Old 01-10-2006, 12:41 PM   #9
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With the computers not connected to the internet, and not using wireless, disable the firewall temporarily and see if things improve. The ports might be getting blocked. Also check if the two computers can ping one another. Or perhaps see if you can use the ssh shell. This is to test if there is a network problem, rather than the Samba configuration. The swat webpage does allow you to monitor shares easily and to restart the services. You may want to post your samba configuration.

Also, try entering into the konqueror web browser address bar a more direct address like:
smb://user@computer
also try
smb://user@computer/sharename
or if you have a different security mode, perhaps;
smb://user@computer/profiles
 
  


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