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Old 06-17-2005, 08:53 AM   #1
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is there something like a NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD?

We have Debian Server runnig for windows clients.
I don't know how the access the windows machines directly from the server like in a windows NETWORK NEIGHBORHOOD.
The whole network is running and you can access the linux server from the windows machines, but the other way around?
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I always found LinNeighborhood to be a very easy GUI but I have since heard that is no-longer supported and or updated (not sure if this is still true) This forced me to go back to the old and ever so trusty command line and use #smbmout. I would recommend you do an #smbmount –help and #man smbmout you should find some answers there on how to map simple drive and shares etc on Windows boxes. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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in nautilus or konqueror type smb:// in the address bar, it should give you the same as network neighbourhood in windows...
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if you use kde try the network browsing button to the screen (i run a direct internet connection, so I have no idea exactly what it does).
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Thanx for your answers.

The smb:// command didn't work in our case.
The smbmount command we didn't yet try out, but it's probably a really good fallback. About the LinNeighbourhood: Also if it's not longer updated, if the old version is still working well, we would like to download it. Maybe you can tell us where and how.
The network browsing button we couldn't find.
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Try smbclient -L \\<remote.ip.address> from a command line, or
smb:/<network name> in a Konquor or Krusader window.

the smbclient command is probably the best choice, since it's easy to try several different access methods. See the manual for details.
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"LinNeighborhood is free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License for browsing M$ machines and mounting SMB filesystems."

If you are running Debian just apt-get install linneighborhood

Package: linneighborhood (0.6.5-3.1)
An SMB network browser for Linux and X11.
This package allows users to browse SMB (e.g. Windows Network Neighborhood) networks under X, and mount/unmount SMB shared filesystems via a graphical interface. It is somewhat more network-efficient that other similar tools because it uses the proper protocol for identifying network shares rather than simply scanning IP address ranges.

In order for LinNeighborhood to work properly, you must have the smbfs filesystem compiled into your kernel and have a working Samba setup.

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