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Old 07-16-2003, 03:44 PM   #1
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smb share browser....


After switching fully to linux from my windows opression the only thing i miss is the ease of network file sharing and browsing...
determined to trudge on , i ask, is there any program i can use to browse smb shares on a network ? and is there and better way of accessing the shares rather then typing mount -t smbfs ******** every time?

ta inadvance.. :
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you can use either:
a) LinNeighborhood
b) xSMBrowser
Old 07-16-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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Some more suggestions:

1. In theory, konqueror has support for SMB. Try entering


I have had limited success with this, however. Sometimes I see
nothing, and sometimes I have security problems.

2. You can actually insert smbmounts in your /etc/fstab. Be warned,
however, that if the specified mount isn't available, that the mounter will
sometimes hang, giving you a very slow system startup.

3. You can put smbmounts in your /etc/rc.local too. I use the
-o credentials=filename, to avoid putting the password in the
script itself. I also use "&" at the end of the command, so that it
forks off a child process to do the work, so it doesn't matter if it
hangs for a while. If you do that, you may want to put "sleep 1"
inbetween mounts, it can get a bit funny if they start trying to mount
at the same time.


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