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SAMBA, SMB, CIFS across Linux-Windows

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Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues. Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issuesFirst of all, even though it’s more difficult, manually mounting shares via /etc/fstab gives many advantages including faster speeds, more reliability, and larger file transfer sizes.

Howto: Fix Windows share browsing issues

It is more difficult to get things working properly, but once it’s done you never have to think about it again. So, if you’re willing to put forth a bit of effort for greater rewards than this tutorial will provide, please see the second link in my signature.Windows share browsing issues are somewhat complex in that even though your symptoms are exactly the same, the causes can be extremely different. In this howto, I will outline the five primary reasons for the problem, and provide fixes for each.

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Clues & Hints. SMB, CIFS, Samba, Windows File Sharing notes - Helpful. Note: This is a throw-together of reading and research.

SMB, CIFS, Samba, Windows File Sharing notes - Helpful

Not all of it is necessarily true. The original protocol is SMB, Server Message Block. CIFS (Computer Internet FileSystem, see also e.g. [1]) is a more recent extension of the SMB protocol developed at IBM, and later by Microsoft. SMB originally worked on top of a NetBIOS layer, which meant you could run it over IPX, as well as TCP/IP (via NBT, NetBIOS over TCP/IP). CIFS can additionally work on TCP/IP without using NetBIOS.

Related ports: 445/TCP indicates the NetBIOS-less TCP/IP service. A CIFS-capable clients will typically try to connect to 445 and fall back to 139, or possibly try both connections simultaneously. 139/TCP is NetBIOS session: connection handshake, authentication, and main data transfer 137/UDP is the NetBIOS nameservice (NBNS), which usually broadcasts on the local subnet 137/TCP - reserved (convention of marking udp+tcp variant of a port as the same thing), or actually used by NBNS/WINS? Also: Network shares "device is busy" Cannot Share External Hard Drive on Windows Network. If I try to circumvent the whole problem by connecting a network attached storage device, will I have the same problem?

Cannot Share External Hard Drive on Windows Network

I have been searching for answers for two or three weeks and I have never found an answer. Can anyone help? No you will not have the same problem with a NAS because it is a stand alone unit with its own network parameters. Therefore, the problems that you are having are probably having to do with USB 2.0 and the ability to see that device correctly, will not likely be the case with a NAS. I had a similar issue on several of my workstations where they could not write to the USB drive on another computer, etc. and it was because of buffering issues and the speed of the USB 2.0 cable. the NAS unit fixed the problem.

Furthermore, have you tried using Windows Explorer and typing in the IP address of the computer that the drive is connected to? Abstract. MountWindowsSharesPermanently. Please see about one reason for the update need.

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This page is being developed to fix a dead link on the InternetAndNetworking page. This guide will show you how to setup a mount of a remote windows share, and have it always there when you startup. Two methods, depending on share host cifs smbfs smbfs is the "original" method. However, smbfs is not compatible with security signatures, which are enabled by default and not recommended to disable on Windows Server 2003 and later. How to join Ubuntu to a Windows Workgroup. Although many Windows networks take advantage of Active Directory and Domains, I see plenty of smaller networks out there that only use the workgroup solution to enable machines to see one another (and share folders/printers).

How to join Ubuntu to a Windows Workgroup

Most people assume the Workgroup is something that only Windows machines can enjoy. Not so. Linux machines can also take advantage of this networking feature with the help of Samba. Through the magic of blogging, I am going to illustrate how you can join your Linux machine to a Windows Workgroup. For the purpose of simplicity, I am going to demonstrate this task on a Ubuntu 10.04 machine. How to Share Files Between Windows and Linux. We’ve previously covered various ways to share files between nearby computers, but sharing between Windows and Linux can be a little more complex.

How to Share Files Between Windows and Linux

This article will show you how to map shares across both operating systems for seamless file sharing. There are basically two parts to this guide: Creating the shared folder on Windows and configuring Linux to access it, and creating the shared folder on Linux and configuring Windows to access it. Depending on your situation, you’ll want to follow the appropriate set of instructions. If, for some reason, you want to set up shared folders on both systems, you can do that, too. How to share files between a Linux and Windows computer. The easiest and most reliable way to share files between a Linux and Windows computer on the same local area network is to use the Samba file sharing protocol.

How to share files between a Linux and Windows computer

All modern versions of Windows come with Samba installed, and Samba is installed by default on most distributions of Linux. Create a shared folder on Windows First, create a shared folder on your Windows machine. Open the Control Panel. Go to Network and Sharing Options. Now, create a new folder to share or choose an existing folder that you'd like to share. Right-click the folder and select Properties. Access a Windows shared folder from Linux, using Konqueror Many Linux distributions use the KDE desktop environment and the Konqueror file manager/browser.

Click the K menu icon. Access a Windows shared folder from Linux, using Nautilus Many Linux distributions, especially those that use the GNOME desktop environment, use the Nautilus file manager. Open Nautilus. How to: Join a Windows work group from Ubuntu and set-up file sharing « Pete's Tech Blog.

If you want to share files between a Windows PC and a Linux PC running Ubuntu follow these few steps to add the Ubuntu machine to a windows work-group and start sharing files and folders. 1.

How to: Join a Windows work group from Ubuntu and set-up file sharing « Pete's Tech Blog

First you will need to install Samba on the Ubuntu machine. To do this open a terminal window and type the following command: sudo apt-get install samba 2. Samba - Can't access Ubuntu's shared folders from Windows 7. Windows 7 can't connect to samba share on Linux. Hyperlink. Condivisione, risoluzione problemi. Hyperlink. Linux odds. Backup.

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Come configurare una rete mista con Linux e Windows [Guide Windows » Network/P2P] 1.

Come configurare una rete mista con Linux e Windows [Guide Windows » Network/P2P]

Configurazione del server Cosa vogliamo fare Questa guida è rivolta a coloro che volessero cimentarsi nell’impresa di configurare una rete mista e che abbiano un minimo di conoscenza di Linux. Partiamo dal presupposto che i sistemi operativi siano installati e scegliamo come server un pc con Linux sul quale dovremo installare Samba che ci consentirà di condividere files e hardware all’interno della nostra rete.Samba è un servizio di rete che implementa appunto il protocollo SMB (Server Message Block) il quale fa in modo che un pc linux compaia all’interno della rete come un qualsiasi pc windows.

Samba non viene installato automaticamente (tranne che su qualche distribuzione ad es. . # rpm -Uhv samba*.rpm NB.I pacchetti rpm si possono prendere dal sito succitato nella sezione 'binaries', scegliendo successivamente di entrare nella dir della distrubuzione scelta (ad esempio Fedora/RPMS/i386/core/3/)... Configurazione manuale del server. Condividere file tra PC e accedere alle cartelle condivise (Windows, Linux e Mac)