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Old 10-28-2004, 03:58 PM   #1
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Network Hiccups


Hello
I cannot seem to connect to my windows XP fileserver any more. I have been connecting for many weeks with very few problems. This time I have not had any success connecting.
I receive thiis message when trying to connect through the Network Browsing Icon on my desktop:

An error occurred while loading smb://tecsol/fileserver:


Internal Error
Please send a full bug report at http://bugs.kde.org
Unknown error condition in stat: Network is unreachable

I do see other systems on the network, but not our fileserver. Also I can ping the fileserver and there is no packet loss.
I'm the only linux user, and all of the windoze user can access the server.

what is the first step is trying to trouble shoot this? I'm guessing some kind of log or config file?
Thanks in advance.
Just FYI it's SuSE 9.1 personal, dual boot w/ windoze XP pro.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 07:38 PM   #2
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Try (as root)

mount -t smbfs //<IP of Server>/Share /mnt/fileserver -o username=Zingster

Obviously substitute the share, mount point and username.

You can also make mount run verbosely, see "man mount"


Seeya,
Finn.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:03 PM   #3
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thanks for the reply. I really appreciate your help.
Im still a smidge too new to follow your directions given the variables.

When you say sub the share and mountpoint...what does that mean?
 
Old 10-28-2004, 08:14 PM   #4
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Hmm,

mount #The command

-t smbfs # The file system you're trying to mount

//<IP of Server/ # Pretty obvious

Share # The name of the share on the server. Substitute the word "Share" for the name of the share on your server.

/mnt/fileserver # This is the mount point on your local machine ie: where you want the filesystem mounted to. Usually make a directory (mkdir) in /mnt



Much more than that and I'm going to reply with "man mount"

Seeya,
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Old 10-29-2004, 01:56 PM   #5
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I get a timeout when using mount. I assume it is a firewall issue. I have opened the ports 445 and 139 on both my winXP machine and my SUSE machine.

mount -t smbfs //168.192.0.106/SharedDocs Desktop/mnt/livingroomxp -o username=Our
timeout connecting to 168.192.0.106:445
timeout connecting to 168.192.0.106:139
Error connecting to 168.192.0.106 (Operation already in progress)
7156: Connection to 168.192.0.106 failed
SMB connection failed
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:13 PM   #6
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Why in the world did I go through all that? Use Konquerer, type smb://ipaddyofxpmachine/sharedfoldername and it works like gold.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 06:45 PM   #7
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I've created an Icon and put it on my desktop. Under Icon Properties I linked it to the fileserver/folder. Simple and has not yet failed to connect.
 
  


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