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neocontrol 05-14-2006 07:56 PM

symbolic links
Hello all,

Quick question. How do you make symbolic links to another computer? And for that matter is it possible? I believe it is, but I am not sure.

I have one computer I use as a fileserver. I have samba on there to do the sharing usually. I have another computer which I have apache on, and I want to have a internet radio station on. I just want to make the link to the other computer so I dont have to copy over a bunch of music.

I tried directing the radio over to the fileserver but it didnt take. I read the documentation and it seems that it has to be local, so if i make a symbolic link to where i want it to go, it should work. i hope.

If you have any more ideas, let me know. Can you mount a drive from the server onto your current pc? like mapping in windows? i have never done anything like that , so if you can answer that it would be appreciated.

cs-cam 05-14-2006 08:01 PM


Can you mount a drive from the server onto your current pc? like mapping in windows?
Course you can. 'man smbmount' for details but it's really pretty easy :)

neocontrol 05-14-2006 11:34 PM

I tried doing that, as well as looking up all the ones on here. It seems that I am having some of the similare problems as everyone else is, but no one wanted to post how they fixed it , other than saying its fixed. So they aren't helping me.

Here's what I have done thus far.

I went into my smb.conf file. I made a new share that points pretty much right to my directory full of music.

comment = share for shoutcast server
path = /fileserver01/mp3/albums
security = share
allow hosts =
browsable = no
writeable = no
read only = yes

Now, I have tried putting in a valid users (valid users = charlie). That still didn't work. Here's the command prompts I have tried.

mount -t smbfs //servername/sharename /music -o ip=
- I get the message -

Error connecting to (No route to host)
1589: Connection to optimus failed
SMB connection failed

I don't know how this could have failed. I did a ping with the ipaddress and netbios name, and they both come up correctly.

I had another one i tried, unfortunatly I cant remember it correctly. But it always asked for a password, though I never had it setup for one. I only have about 3 users on the machine, and I tried all their passwords withno luck.

smbmount //servername/shoutcast /music -o ip=
1626: session setup failed: ERRDOS - ERRnoaccess (Access denied.)
SMB connection failed

I am all out of ideas, i've messed with this for hours. I just need it to work before I go and find some other way to do this.

much apprecaited.

cs-cam 05-15-2006 12:08 AM

Do you need any security on the share? Just make sure the SMB ports are blocked on your router/firewall/however you access the net and leave it open for your LAN to access. I use this which is pretty much bottom of the rung security-wise but I don't use wireless so people next door don't scare me and I have my firewall box blocking ports AND my ISP blocks certain ports, these included so I think I'm pretty safe. Most setups shouldn't be too different.


  path = /media
  guest ok = yes
  guest only = yes
  guest account = nobody
  writable = yes

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