LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-10-2005, 01:44 AM   #1
dudeman41465
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 794

Rep: Reputation: 56
Shared Folders


What is a good app that I can use to browse shared folders on a Windows/Linux network in the Gnome environment? I used Smb4k in KDE, but I have switched to gnome cause' it seems to be more stable, and I need something that will do the equivalent of smb4k in gnome.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:22 AM   #2
sgla1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: California
Distribution: whatever the customer pays for
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
browse network with gnome

I am running gnome 2.8 on debian sarge, and don't suggest I try sid as this is a work machine--no meltdowns.

In theory you can use nautilus to browse your smb shares, see gnome help 7.8.2 "to access network places". For me none of the stuff in the help seemed to be present in the nautilus UI. "Add network place object"??? In any case, nautilus does not seem to allow you to pass username/passwords to windoze boxen.

You might try xfce4. It has a real nice network browser that actually works.

If you ever get nautilus to work, please post.

Cheers
 
Old 10-10-2005, 02:38 AM   #3
dudeman41465
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 794

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 56
I am also running gnome 2.8 with Nautilus 2.8.2. I found in Nautilus that you can go to file > connect to server and there are all kinds of options including Windows share, webdav, ssh, ftp and a few other kind of connections. I can't test it out right now because my college LAN has windows share ports blocked, but at least now I know where to go.
 
Old 10-10-2005, 04:12 AM   #4
sgla1
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: California
Distribution: whatever the customer pays for
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
I see what you are referring to. It doesn't make any sense--the options are:
server (ok)
share (ok)
folder (what's that?)
username (windows or unix?)
name to use for connection (eh?)

This thing is just a front end for smbclient, the syntax of which is:
Code:
smbclient -U valid_win_user //server/share
So you can see what the arguments to smbclient are, and are not. In any case I tried it with every combination of input that I could think of, and AFAIK the process just died.

If you are using mandrivel, er, mandriva, you can use the MCC to browse and mount windows shares. Then the mounted windoze shares become a transparent part of your file system. I used to run mandriva and it always worked for me.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Samaba Shared Folders streetsmart Linux - Networking 4 07-11-2005 10:27 PM
Shared Folders dudeman41465 Linux - Security 1 06-28-2005 07:38 PM
Shared Folders dudeman41465 Linux - Networking 2 06-27-2005 03:29 PM
Map network for shared folders. :King_58: Linux - Newbie 2 09-26-2004 03:41 PM
IMAP Shared Folders DaveG Linux - General 0 12-13-2001 06:13 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:05 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration