smbclient - pulling my hair out

By jimmy-jam ·
You would think this shouldn't be that difficult. I am looking for SMB Client for my windows XP machine so I can view some file shares on my linux server. I have been trying to JFGI but all I have been able to stumble across is the SAMBA package to load on the server.

edit: shameless bump

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This may help

by IC-IT In reply to smbclient - pulling my ha ...
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um you don't need it.

by Jaqui In reply to smbclient - pulling my ha ...

the smb protocol used by default for windows networking is what samba providers for server.
smb client is to connect non windows systems to windows server.

on the server, add users to samba server. make sure that you have a username that is the SAME as on windows.

the share options needed:
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes

one EACH shared folder.
you also need to set the server to be a standalone with no domain.

on windows you need to have it configured to be part of a network with no domain.
both windows and samba have to have the same workgroup name.

adding wins to samba, to enable the domain networking, is more effort than is needed.

edit to add:
add the specific ip block used by your router to samba, to not allow ANY BUT that ip block to connect, then the router firewall doesn't need to have any holes poked through it.
the server has to allow smb connections through it's firewall.
[ example 192.168. to allow all possible 192.168 ips to connect. systems outside your router will have the public ip of their isp not the local ip so it stops all traffic from outside your router from accessing samba]
the router will need to have the server ip for wins specified if the option is available.

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by jimmy-jam In reply to um you don't need it.

This is the first time I have tried to connect a windows client to a Linux server and its been a little confusing.

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The only

by Jaqui In reply to Thanks

reason I was able to provide that was I just finished doing it all to allow my friend and neighbor to access a samba share on my server.

it's working, following the process I listed.

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Almost there

by jimmy-jam In reply to The only

I am almost there with my configuration of Samba. One issue I am encountering and you eluded to it in your post, my Linux box is not on the domain but my Windows XP machine is. When I try to connect in the following way "net use r: \\server\share" it asks me for a user id and password. I created a user id and used the same password I log on to the domain with on the Linux box but that doesn't seem to have helped. I do supply the credentials for the account I created but it always fails. Do you think the fact that one machine is on the domain and the other is not has anything to do with it?

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