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i have been working for some months with linux in an (hostile...:-) windows network....
i have two questions about which i couldnt find out via google:
if i want to connect to another linux-machine i use ssh, ftp etc.....
if i want to connect to another windows-machine i use smb and smbmount...
if i want another windows-machine to access my linux-machine i have a local samba-server running...
but what if i simply want to browse the shared files of another linux-machine like i can do in windows-networks using the windows-explorer?
i usually do that by mounting the network drive in fstab and then browse the files via konqueror, but thats a nuisance if you have many win-machines, each of them having one or more shared network drives.
so is there something like a netbios-clone under linux, so that i can just watch the entire network without knowing the clients-ip etc? without using smb?
i just want a tool to see the entire network with its shared drives.......
i have read many samba-introductions but there is one thing i dont understand:
what if i have a network which consists of e.g. 3 win-machines and 3 linux-machines and i want every machine to be visible to the others with its network drives?
as far as i think i have understood samba it seems to me that every linux-machine has to run samba so that the other tree win-machine can see all the linux-shares? is that true?
and what if i have a network which consists only of linux-machines? does every linux-machine have to run a samba server to share its network drives with the others?
thx for every answer, these questions keep annoying me all the time and i didnt find a good explanation in the net so far.........
this questions have been keeping bothering me for some time now......:-)
i have never heard of fish, but propably this can be solved by google.......
but one more questions:
In the address bar type
smb://<user>@<ipaddress> <------Obviously replace these with the user and ip
yeah, thats how i usually do it........but isnt there a tool available which is a simple
smb - network browser? i cant believe there is nothing like that, but searching the internet
didnt help me get any names........
I use Smb4k for samba file/printer connecting in KDE.
For linux <--> linux sharing, NFS is the way to go. Then you can simply browse all network shares in konqueror ( or similar) like it was local folders.
EDIT :: Your axample, 3 win , # linux machines :
Set up the linux boxes to export their shares via NFS + use fstab to mount them at boottime, I find that a hasslefree way of doing it. If you want to access more than the shares, then off course, fish (or command line ssh) is the solution.
EDIT2 :: Seems I didn't read your first post good enough.. leaving my post in case it proves usuful.
If you find a tool to browse both NFS & Samba shares in one window, I would like to know !
Last edited by crispyleif; 11-24-2005 at 10:31 AM.