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Cannot access windows share from RH9 box

Posted on 2004-09-26
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I have similar problems here. I have a windows 2000 fileserver (which is a domain controller as well).  And I have two Red Hat 9 inux clients.

I'm opening up a browser on the first RH box  and doing a    smb://192.168.1.98
where 192.168.1.98 is my fileserver.  It prompts for credentials which I enter.

I double click some shared folders in my fileserver, and it lists the contents fine. But when I go to double click it nothing happens (assuming access error)


My other linux box (also RH 9 setup the same) can see the shares. But when you double click a folder, you cannot see the contents.
Any ideas? I did no configuration on the samba client. This is all out of the box.

Thanks
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by:xDamox
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Hi,

first try accessing it through a terminal:

smbclient //hostname/sharename -U username

and do what you did before and see if this will display any errors
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by:dissolved
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ok that worked and i can see the shares. I used the get command and copied something over.
Now what?  What does this mean?
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by:xDamox
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Did the file sucessfully transfer?

the get command should of put in onto the machine in the same directory you did the smb
connect command.

if the file recived with no errors then your machine is working fine there could be a problem with
entering it into the browser.
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by:dissolved
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yep. Got the file fine.  Why in gods name does it not work through a browser???
It wont even list the contents of the shared folder


On a related note............. samba client comes standard now on Red Hat?  I didnt even have to configure anything at all. Just did an smb://server_here and it works

Thanks man!
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xDamox earned 500 total points
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np mate,

I dont think you can just use any browser :( have you tryed lan browser in KDE?

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by:dissolved
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Where is the lan browser located?  I've used mandrake before, and never had an issue. I dont think red hat likes me.
Thanks again
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by:xDamox
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hi,

its normally in the control center of KDE but I am not 100% sure if redhat has it,
I had a look in KDE Control center and I found Local Network browsing which supports
SAMBA have a look for LISA daemon.
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