Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2006, 07:56 PM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 273

Rep: Reputation: 31
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.
Old 05-14-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,545

Rep: Reputation: 57
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
Old 05-14-2006, 11:34 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2005
Posts: 273

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
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.

Last edited by neocontrol; 05-06-2010 at 01:37 PM.
Old 05-15-2006, 12:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,545

Rep: Reputation: 57
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


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cp and symbolic links? sausagejohnson Linux - General 3 07-19-2005 01:25 AM
Symbolic Links Greg_courageous Linux - Newbie 1 05-10-2004 07:05 AM
Symbolic links pdstatha Programming 1 04-08-2002 09:50 PM
symbolic links winger Linux - General 5 04-06-2002 05:16 PM
Symbolic links Valerie Linux - Newbie 12 03-31-2002 01:49 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration