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Old 01-27-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
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File Sharing over local Network


I have been trying different things over the last two weeks and nothing seems to work.
I have SlackWare 13.37/Xfce. Been trying browse files over the network and I just simple find that no possible with Thunar.

I have installed gvfs-1.8.2-i486-3_rlw.txz and doesn't seem to be working

Does this need aditional software in SlackWare? I read on other distros either gvfs-fuse or fuse-smb are needed.

I will appreciate any advice as this will reduce the amount of hrs typing in terminal.

I am using samba to connect two Linux boxes.

Thank you.

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #2
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You mention Linux only, so Samba is superflous. Go with NFS instead.

Here you are: http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/ar01s03.html
 
Old 01-27-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Yes I considered NFS but there are few things to consider:

It requires to install additional software in both computers and if I already have a samba server I thought to go with that.

Also in this case I am trying to get two linux boxes but my network is multiplatform.

I was also told that installing more applications means open more wholes which I am sure no body wants.

I am actually accessing to my shares from other distros but lucky me I am using Xfce in SlackWare and Thunar doesnt have native network browsing

I also access to my shares from SlackWare from the command line but I need to do so from a GUI so I can actually open the files from the client like: view a PDF or remotly edit a spreadsheet in the server.
Thank you I appreciate it all advices.

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Old 01-27-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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I also access to my shares from SlackWare from the command line but I need to do so from a GUI so I can actually open the files from the client like: view a PDF or remotly edit a spreadsheet in the server.
Thank you I appreciate it all advices.
Is there any reason you can't mount the shares using mount.cifs and then browse them directly in Thunar (as if they were local folders)?
Code:
sudo mount.cifs //server/share /path/to/mnt -o domain=SambaDomain,rw,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid="$USER",username=sambaUserName,password=sambaPassword
 
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I can't remember installing anything for NFS. As far as I can recall, just edit a few files, start/restart the services and go. I have been wrong before, it was a while ago. But Samba or gvfs is surely no shorter road.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
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Code:
sudo mount.cifs //server/share /path/to/mnt -o domain=SambaDomain,rw,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,uid="$USER",username=sambaUserName,password=sambaPassword
Thank you I have two questions.
/path/to/mnt can this be like /home/user or it has to be an specific directory in the /root partition? will I have to edit my fstab file?

my other question is
domain=SambaDomain will this be the name of the computer where my samba server is installed?

Thank you I will try that hopefully it works this time.
I really appreciate it

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Old 01-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #7
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Thank you I have two questions.
/path/to/mnt can this be like /home/user or it has to be an specific directory in the /root partition? will I have to edit my fstab file?

my other question is
domain=SambaDomain will this be the name of the computer where my samba server is installed?

Thank you I will try that hopefully it works this time.
I really appreciate it
You don't need, and there's no need to mount these shares out in /mnt or off the base file system (we use: ~/Network/ServerName/ShareName)

As for the domain, that's the domain the samba server is on. By default that is 'WORKGROUP' but if you're like me and have samba as a member on a Windows domain then it will be the name of the domain the samba is in.

Here's an obligatory HOWTO
 
Old 01-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #8
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Great, Thank you both I will give this suggestions a try.
I'll post feedbacks.
 
Old 01-27-2012, 06:17 PM   #9
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Tron: give this a go: http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...yneighborhood/

No need to manually mount anything. As soon as you connect and browse it'll open directories in Thunar.
 
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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Thank you. It is working, Graphical User Interface sharing files just fine now.
I would buy a pizza for you guys! Now off to cold my head.
 
  


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