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Old 07-07-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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Windows Networking Problems in RHEL 3 WS

Hello all!

I am in the begining stages of implementing a 10 user lan running RHEL 3 WS, and a single RHEL 3 WS box for file and print sharing. There is also an existing Win2K3 running AD and file services on the lan. The users were hoping to have browsing capabilities on their domain (similar to network neighborhood). When I open Nautilus and type "smb:///" in the adress bar I can see the domain, and then when I click on the domain I can see the workstations. However, I then get prompted for a username and password. I have tried everythin from "domain\username", "username@domain", "" and nothing works!

So to sum it up, what am I doing wrong? I woul really prefer not to have to use linneighborhood, or SmbBrowse.

Lastly, I also would like to know the best wat to go about permanently mounting shares from the windows file server with full read wrtie access on the workstations. I tried a few mount -t smbfs commands and had no luck either.

boy things sure do change if you get out of the linux game for a few

Thanks in Advance!
Old 07-08-2004, 08:55 AM   #2
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Try from checking the shares username and password settings first if correct then proceed to the next step

Goto a console and type smbclient -L <ipaddr> -N this will check for shares that appear on this machine

Once you recieve the ouput that you able to see shares type smbclient -L <ipaddr> -U username%password

To make a perminate share on you r machine edit /etc/fstab and place the entry /<share> /<mount piont> smbfs <options> 0 2 or you could setup autofs this service remains inactive until you cd into the dir which then creates the link to the share. The files to edit are /etc/auto.master /etc/auto.mic and the service to activate is the autofs.



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