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rdx 11-27-2013 04:26 PM

sharing files over lan from KDE using samba
I have a lan connecting several windows systems and several Linux systems. I have samba configured to allow file sharing in certain places for a common user name and it seems to work mostly. If I look at Network Neighbors on a windows machine it sees all the other machines in the workgroup. But on a Linux box (Slackware64 14) using KDE and dolphin file manager the network sharing doesn't work. Outside of KDE (console), running findsmb only finds the local host and not the others. Running smbclient -L //{ip} -U {user} will get me a list of the specified host so the servers are working but I can't figure out how to make the file managers on KDE see the network. Under sharing I have set the proper username and password and samba does know the proper workgroup but doesn't find any hosts in it, not even its own. So how do I get the file manager to connect me to the shared files like Windows does?

tux_dude 11-28-2013 02:09 AM

What happens when you select Samba Shares under Network in Dolphin? Is there a reason you don't mount the shares or add a permanent connection in Dolphin?

rdx 11-28-2013 04:35 AM

The search of the workgroup times out. I am not offered the option to mount the shares or add a permanent connection.

rdx 11-28-2013 06:02 AM

Okay, I figured it out. I right click the left field and the menu offers "create new entry". Clicking that lets me define a link and define it with "smb://{username}@{host IP}. The new entry is what I was looking for. I didn't realize it required manual setup. Thanks.

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