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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. 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. Once you're finished, you should be able to browse and connect to Windows shares by clicking on "places" > "connect to server".That said, most problems are related to hostname resolution across the network.

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Clues & Hints. SMB, CIFS, Samba, Windows File Sharing notes - Helpful. Note: This is a throw-together of reading and research. 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. Since most things talk CIFS these days, you can just assume using TCP/IP works (and you may well prefer it). 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. Also: 135/TCP is used by MS RPC (the Microsoft DCE Locator, like a portmapper), apparently used in some situations where you want domain controllers.

Sudo netstat -pnaut | egrep '(smbd|nmbd)' See also: (semi-sorted) The. 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? 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. MountSAMBAshareFSTAB 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. You must have a windows machine (or other machine running Samba) with an accessible share. The 'samba' package itself is not necessary if you only need a smb client. The package providing the tools needed to mount "smbfs" and "cifs" filesytems is "smbfs" (up to 10.04) or "cifs-utils" (10.10 onwards).

Sudo apt-get install smbfs ...or... sudo apt-get install cifs-utils ...as appropriate. Update the unmount order to prevent CIFS from hanging during shutdown. Single User Ensure. 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). 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. The process will be similar on just about any distribution (with the biggest difference being the installation of Samba). So, with that said, let's get to it. Installing Samba This, of course, is the first step in this process. Sudo apt-get install samba smbfs You will need to enter your sudo password for this to work. Configuring Samba workgroup = WORKGROUP sudo service samba restart. 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.

This article will show you how to map shares across both operating systems for seamless file sharing. RELATED: How to Easily Share Files Between Nearby Computers There are two parts to this guide. In the first part, we’ll create a shared folder on Windows, and then configure Linux to access that share. In the second part, we’ll create a shared folder on Linux and configure Windows to access the share. Depending on your situation, you’ll want to follow the appropriate set of instructions. Option One: Create a Share on Windows and Access It From Linux To make this work, we’ll be taking three steps. Step One: Make Sure Sharing is Enabled in Windows In the Network and Sharing Center window, click on “Change advanced sharing settings.” For your current profile, make sure the following two settings are enabled: When you’re done, click “Save Changes.”

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. 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. Access a Windows shared folder from Linux, using the command line. 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. 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. Next you need to edit the smb.conf file, the main configuration file for Samba and change the work-group to match your home network work-group.

The config file can be found in /etc/samba/smb.conf. Sudo cp /etc/samba/smb.conf ~ Now use gedit to open and edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file: sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf Now you need to locate the following line: workgroup = WORKGROUP Replace "WORKGROUP" with your home network work-group name so that it matches the other Windows machines on your network. Name resolve order = bcast host 3.

Sudo /etc/init.d/smbd restart 4. 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. 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. . # 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 Dopo l’installazione dobbiamo verificare che nel file /etc/services siano presenti le porte riservate a Samba Configurazione guidata del server.

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