Re: Samba with Windows XP client

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On Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 12:01:13AM +0100, Bengt-Erik Soderstrom wrote:
>  There is, perhaps, an easier way:
> Use the Gnome desktop. Click Places in the menu. Click Network. Find 
> your Windows computer. <Windows-Network> then Resource <MSHome> then the 
> computer name <MyComputer> and voila: You have access to all the files 
> you have defined to be shared on your Windows computer! Of course, 
> resource name and computer name will most certainly be different for you.

Please don't top-post...

in theory what you suggest should work. but I've certainly had plenty
of cases where for reasons unknown to me I couldn't browse to a 
particular machine or share, but could manually mount it just fine.

> roland wrote:
> >On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 22:28:25 +0100, fred smith 
> ><[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >>On Mon, Nov 02, 2009 at 08:12:04PM +0000, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >>>I'm running Samba on a Fedora machine,
> >>>and was hoping to access files on a Windows XP Pro client,
> >>>by "sudo mount -t cifs harriet:C /mnt/win".
> >>>This works OK, but I am not able to browse on the Windows machine.
> >>>
> >>>Am I misunderstanding something about how Samba works?
> >>>Do I need to specify this Windows folder on the Linux box?
> >>>Or is there some step I am meant to take on the Windows machine,
> >>>beyond allowing File and Folder Sharing?
> >>
> >>I've done things like that, but find that I need to use some additional
> >>mount options to pass along username and password for the share being
> >>mounted. something like:
> >>
> >>mount -t cifs -o user=me,password=mypassword //host/path /mnt/foobar
> >>
> >>and possibly uid and gid as well, etc.
> >>
> >>see "man mount.cifs" for gory details.
> >>
> >>
> >also if you want read-write permission
> >
> >mount -t cifs -o user=me,password=mypassword,rw  //host/path /mnt/foobar
> >
> >default is rw but this seems not to be the case sometimes. Don't ask 
> >me why
> >
> >Roland
> >
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