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Old 04-29-2005, 08:45 AM   #1
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File sharing Suse 9.3 to WinXP - How other then "sneakernet"??


I'm a Linux newbie and couldn't find any article that explains the steps needed for a Windows system to access Linux files and vice versa.

Background:
I have two systems netwrked together and connected to a router where I get my broadband. They both used to be WinXP and file sharing was simple.

I converted one system to Suse 9.3. This system get's the internet fine but I'm curious how I can go to the Win XP system and copy and paste some files.

Any link to a step by step guide or other advice would be very helpful to avoid a CD "sneakernet".
 
Old 04-29-2005, 09:20 AM   #2
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mkdir /mnt/ibenewb
mount -t smbfs -o username=administrator,password=hackme //winblowz/C /mnt/ibnewb

cd /mnt/ibnewb
 
Old 04-29-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
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more information might be helpful here I think. you can use a number of ways to do this. the above poster very briefly discusses the linux/samba client way. You could alos set up a couple of services on the linux box to do this: webdav on apache, samba, ftp, or by using a groupware program. you could also move files via e-mail. THat sort of files are trying to move? which way? on a reguralr basis?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 03:20 PM   #4
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Thanks, all I want to do is get my Linux system to see my XP files and vice versa.

So far I've gone to the Linux system's contol center and opened Samba. I enabled the files I want to share (ie /Home/Dave directory). I also disabled the firewall on both systems. I go to my XP machine and open up My Network Place/Windows Network and I can see all my shared Linux files under workgroup name Tux-net. (It appears my Linux system assigned that name to it's workgroup). There are no issues using my XP machine as the client and accessing the Linux machines files.

However now I want to use my Linux machine to see the shared files on my XP machine. (the XP machines's workgroup name is called Workgroup). When I go to Find Files/Folders on the Linux machine it;s not clear to me how I get the equivalent of a My Network Place to come up. When I click on Network Folders from within Find Files/Folders I can't seem to find the shared folders from over at my XP machine.

I prefer to do all this stuff from within the KDE I/F and not touch Xterminals until I get more comfortable with Linux. I'm still on a steep Linux learning curve. I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Any idea how I can point Find Files/Folders over to the shared folders over at the XP machine so I can see them??

TIA. (I'm using SUSE 9.3)





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more information might be helpful here I think. you can use a number of ways to do this. the above poster very briefly discusses the linux/samba client way. You could alos set up a couple of services on the linux box to do this: webdav on apache, samba, ftp, or by using a groupware program. you could also move files via e-mail. THat sort of files are trying to move? which way? on a reguralr basis?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 04:03 PM   #5
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I solved my own problem.

I read that you can do this by opening Konquerer and preceeding the name of the XP machine with smb://

I assume this in some way tells the Linux system to use Samba??

Now I can access shared files back and fourth!!
 
Old 04-29-2005, 05:16 PM   #6
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congrats
 
Old 04-30-2005, 12:48 PM   #7
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I feel must apologise for any other board members who may have forgotten what it's like to be a newbie, and who assume everybody knows the UNIX cmd-line inside-out as well as they do.

Stick with Linux - it'll be very rewarding - soon enough you'll be in a position to help other people yourself


Been a Linux user meself since November - never looked back - stoped thinking of meself as a newbioe a couple of months ago


I've never managed to get smb or nfs file-sharing working meself, (although there's been no pressing need), so well done you!
 
Old 04-30-2005, 02:48 PM   #8
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Now I'm running into another issue. When I access my shared Win XP folders from my Linux machine it'll only open a folder with no more then about 20-25 files. If I have a folder with >about 50 files in it it'll just hang.

It doesn't seem to matter how big the files are, it's the quantity. It does this using both Konquerer and Firefox.

Does Samba have a limit as to how many files can be contained within each folder when it comes to file sharing?? Is there some special configuation variable to overide this??

So far my file sharing is working just fine but Linux/Samba doesn't seem to like big folders.

I'd like to try this from a terminal window. The cd command doesn't seem to be able to point to a network. Is there another command I use? (I tried cd smb://workgroup/name/sharedfolder)

TIA
 
Old 04-30-2005, 02:58 PM   #9
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the command you want is smbclient \\\\hostname\\share

ou could also try using gnome, which is what I use. It has only more recently gotten good smb networking support recently, but it's really pretty good. Hopefully that's installed
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:58 PM   #10
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Thanks. I can access my XP machine with smbclient using a terminal window. Now if I go to a folder and click dir It'll go into an infinate do loop and the hard drive will go crazy if there are more then 35 files in that folder. If it's around 30 files or less it'll list them normally.

It would appear Samba can't tolerate folders with more than about 30 files in them. Is it a bug or is there a configuration trick?

Does Linux and an equivalent of control alt delete to stop a process thats gone bad??

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the command you want is smbclient \\\\hostname\\share

ou could also try using gnome, which is what I use. It has only more recently gotten good smb networking support recently, but it's really pretty good. Hopefully that's installed
 
  


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