How to see other linux systems on my linux PC
I have a debian system.I have installed samba-server deb package in my system and smbd and nmbd are started.I created an empty folder in / and added an user to it.But what is the way to see someothers system in my PC.I have edited [global] and a new folder called [backup] in smb.conf.
Do I need to install samba in someothers system also to test if yes shall i install samba-client or samba-server.
I want to view everything that is present in someothers system.how?
Re:How to see other linux systems on my linux PC
Another excellent and thorough guide is at Samba themselves..
Not directly solving your problem but this may be of help to some..
goto thread here in Linux Forums-
where there is assistance in case you need to remove and update Samba.
For to create local shares on your linux system you may well need to install
smb-server (well you need to do this in Mandriva anyhow).
Go to the client (the machine that yo wish to browse) and ping back to the Samba server to see if its firewall is blocking you:
[root]$ ping server-name [substitute your server name here]
if it cant connect try configuring the firewalls etc.
assuming you can ping Ok, run the smbclient program (which you should install if necessary)..
[root]$ smbclient -V
this will give you the installed version OK, next try to link..
[root]$ smbclient //server-name/folder-name
Password:******* (enter the password for folder-name)
session setup failed: NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
(this means wrong password?)
trying again and if password accepted..
Domain=[server-name] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.22]
(-- get folder contents listed OK --)
Then your client GUI at least should now be able to view shares on the server.
In your native File Manager (e.g. Nautilus) simply Connect to server
(using Custom) in Loction use
- any connection name (eg server) then connect
An Authentication logon will appear..
Use a valid username,
DOMAIN use server-name
and your password as before.
You should see an icon in your Computer places that will connect to your server shares.
Sit at the Samba server machine now and ping back to the client..
[root]$ ping client-name
to check again that there is no firewall blocking.
The icons for client-name shares should be visible on the server
Computer - Network places.
You should use SWAT to configure your smb.conf -its better!