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Old 11-09-2006, 03:25 PM   #1
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Solaris as a samba client.


How do I go about using it as a client? I've been searching around, but all the documentation I keep hitting is about using it as a server!

Can anyone point me to some resources for using Solaris as a samba client?
 
Old 11-10-2006, 12:48 AM   #2
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smbclient works well.
There is no smbfs with Solaris as this is a Linux only module, but a similar project is in the works on opensolaris.org.
Sharity works well too for this.
Gnome file manager (nautilus) can mount smb shares easily.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:00 AM   #3
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smbclient works well.
There is no smbfs with Solaris as this is a Linux only module, but a similar project is in the works on opensolaris.org.
Sharity works well too for this.
Gnome file manager (nautilus) can mount smb shares easily.
Excellent suggestion for nautilus! That will suit my needs perfectly! smbclient isn't exactly a good fit, and I couldn't get it to work properly anyways

Later on I had found that smbfs was not supported, and I was quite disappointed, however since nautilus can open the filesystem I'm all set!

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Old 11-10-2006, 02:40 PM   #4
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For the record, here is the OpenSolaris project I was talking about:
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/smbfs/
 
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smbfs alpha release is now available:
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/projec..._20070719.html
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/project/smbfs/downloads/
 
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I am using Solaris Express build 67 and it is very Ubuntu like. Everything gets detected automatically and Samba is automatically setup. Solaris automatically detects my Windows network "Workgroup" and I can access all the files. I didnt do anything to config Samba.

When I reboot Solaris, Samba is shut off and I have to start it again. I use the excellent command "/usr/sfw/bin/webmin" and then I can via a web page start Samba, just by pushing the samba button on the web page. There are lots of buttons there too, "start mysql", "start postgres" etc. To start and stop services, I can really recommend webmin. Look at the homepage for screen shots.
 
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I am using Solaris Express build 67 and it is very Ubuntu like. Everything gets detected automatically and Samba is automatically setup. Solaris automatically detects my Windows network "Workgroup" and I can access all the files. I didnt do anything to config Samba.
While that may or may not be an issue for you, you are still limited in using Nautilus to acces the Samba shares. The goal of smbfs is to remove this limitation and access them transparently from any application.
 
  


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