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Re: [SLE] LAN Problem - Latest Stagger Forward
  • From: "Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D." <s.molnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 09:32:52 -0400
  • Message-id: <200505160932.52525.s.molnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for the suggestion. It works, sort of ....................

Let me attempt to explain.

First of all, the entry that I made in /etc/samba/smbfstab is

//IGOR /home/computation/mnt/Igor username=XXXXXXX,password=YYYY

My first concern is whether the entries are correct, or if I need an entry for
every directory on IGOR (that's the XP machine, incidentially)

Then, just to be sure, I rebooted the machine and logged on as the user

Much to my pleasant surprise, the Krusader file manager listed all of the
directories to be found on IGOR. IGOR has HD (there are 3 HD's) directories
going from C through P. D through P have been set to shared. Directories G
through P are accessable from the linux machine, but D and E are not. I can
see LAN activity on gKrellM, but neither of those directories open, nor does
the attempt time out.

In actuality the only directory to which I need frequent access is F/Fortran.
So, as a work around, I thought that I would must copy Fortran to O. One
little problem with this work around, it doesn't work.

I get the same behavior if I use Konqueror as root.

I used to be able to access all of the shared directories on IGOR.

At this point, I am ready to lose what little hair I have left.

On Monday May 16, 2005 08:38 am, Ken Schneider wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-05-16 at 08:34 -0400, Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> > This morning I made an interesting discovery.
> >
> > If I am logged on as root (yes, I know, I don't like it either), and I
> > enter:
> >
> > 'mount -t smbfs //IGOR/O /root/mnt/IGOR/O/'
> >
> > and, of course, enter the correct XP password
> >
> > I can access the XP files from the linux machine
> >
> > Why can't I do this as a user? More importantly, what do I have to
> > change to enable the process as a user?
> Only root can run the mount command. Have a look at /etc/samba/smbfstab
> to have windows shares mount at boot time.
> I used this in the past with good results.
> --
> Ken Schneider
> UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998
> "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
> the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. Life is a fuzzy set
Foundation for Chemistry Stochastic and multivariant

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