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[vox-tech] samba question

  • Subject: [vox-tech] samba question
  • From: Peter Jay Salzman <p@belial.MAPSucdavis.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 15:43:41 -0700

ok, i'm setting up samba between satan (debian 2.2) and navalle (suse
6.2/win95).  here's a list of accomplishments:

1. network is up.  can ping in both directions
2. samba runs from inetd when required.
3. samba is recognizing windows shares:

        # smbclient -L navalle
        added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
                          Sharename      Type      Comment
                          ---------      ----      -------
                          FLOPPY         Disk
                          C              Disk
                          ZIP            Disk
                          CDROM          Disk
                          IPC$           IPC       Remote Inter Process Communication

4. linux can access these shares:

        # smbclient \\\\navalle\\C
        added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
        smb: \> cd windows\desktop
        smb: \windows\desktop\> ls
          .                                   D        0  Sat Aug 23 07:05:20 1980
          ..                                  D        0  Sat Aug 23 07:05:20 1980
          P Folder                            D        0  Sat Jul 22 18:38:12 2000
          isun.DUN                            A      731  Thu Aug  3 11:28:02 2000
          putty.exe                           A   151552  Wed Aug  9 09:49:42 2000
          MP3.lnk                             A      208  Wed Sep 27 13:38:04 2000
          R Folder                            D        0  Thu Aug 10 11:03:20 2000

a few questions.

1. i'm trying to share a linux printer with windows.  the SMB howto is
  pretty silent on what to do on the windows side.  i assume i double click

  control panel | printers | add new printers | networked printer
    | browse | satan

  i see satan on the list of networked computers, but when i try to double
  click it, it asks for a password.  i use the password for p (p exists on
  both satan and navalle and has the same password), but it complains about a
  bad password.
  in fact, when i double click "satan" on "network neighborhood", it asks for
  a password and no matter what i put in, the password is wrong.
  any ideas why this is happening?

2. smbclient is a kind of ftp interface, which is nice, but is it possible
   to actually _mount_ a windows share on satan? 

3. having to type "smbclient \\\\navalle\\C" is just plain silly.  there's
   GOT to be a more aesthetically pleasing way of doing this.  are there any
   higher level samba clients to replace smbclient?


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