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Old 08-18-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
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Question How to browse Windows machines from Linux


Hi all, me again!

I set up Samba server in my SuSE 8.0 and it works perfectly. Everyone can browse my Linux-machine by typing \\boe (in Window$ Explorer).
Now, my problem is: How do I browse the window$-machines from the linux-pc? i tried using the same way \\host, and i tried lan://host, it didn't work.

Can anyone tell me what I have to set up and how this works?


Greetings
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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This works in Nautilus...

smb://machine/share
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:29 PM   #3
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mount -t smbfs //machinename/sharename mountpoint

ex: mount -t smbfs //techmachine/shareme

or

smbmount //machinename/sharename mountpoint


in konqueror

smb:/machinename

will work. i am not sure if nautilus or other filemanagers support it
 
Old 08-18-2003, 02:39 PM   #4
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You can also browse from the command line using the smbclient command.

To list shares, type:
Code:
smbclient -L hostname -U username
To access a shared directory, type:
Code:
smbclient //hostname/shareddir -U user
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
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use the mount command rahulsundaram mentioned, it is the best... but you need to know the machine name, not sure of any linux programs to list hosts on the network (like network neighborhood)
 
Old 08-19-2003, 03:51 AM   #6
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I installed a package called LinNeighborhood, maybe that'll do...
 
Old 08-19-2003, 09:47 PM   #7
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I am having the exact opposite problem. I can browse Windows, but not Linux from Windows. I'm using Red Hat 9. I can see the Red Hat computer in the Network Place under Windows. When I click on the computer it tells me "Network path not found". I would get this error in Windows when I don't have any shared folders under Windows.

I wish some one would just tell me how to share under Linux / Red Hat 9?
 
Old 08-19-2003, 10:12 PM   #8
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Da_Quest, you need to configure samba, edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf
the file may not exist, but there should be an example (smb.conf-sample)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:07 AM   #9
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Maybe you should download webmin (www.webmin.com) and try it out. It's a setup tool helping you to configure your computer completely.
It's a good supplement to distributions without YaST or a similar one.
Maybe you should try it out, it contains a complete server-configuration site, including samba.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 02:36 AM   #10
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note: utilities do not always work perfectly, also if you use utilities you do not learn about the workings of the software, it may be convinient now, but it can cripple you in the future (specially if there are no utilities for something you need)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:00 AM   #11
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try vnc http://www.realvnc.com/download.html download the source for linux..then go to the windows computer and download it to the windows computer works fine.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:43 AM   #12
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Hahah! VNC.....
 
Old 08-20-2003, 09:33 PM   #13
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Right now I will go with the easy..... I know that's not the right way to go, but it's hard to get some one to explain sharing from Red Hat Linux 9. I'm going to reinstall just to see if I can get it to work this time. I am giving up...... All I want to do is share from Red Hat Linux 9. I must be asking to much.....I'M SUCH A NOOB......
 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:39 PM   #14
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Another mount that worked for me (RH7.3 client, XP server):

sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=uname/domain,password=passwd //hostname/share /mnt/share
 
  


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