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Hello - I have my ubuntu file server up & running...First time for me, but has shown itself to be very dependable thus far. I have a couple of windows ...
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- 05-21-2009 #1
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Server Able To See Other Machines
Hello - I have my ubuntu file server up & running...First time for me, but has shown itself to be very dependable thus far. I have a couple of windows machines on my network as well as one network external hard drive.
What I need help with is, from the command prompt on my server, how can I see the other computers on the network...Furthermore, how can I copy files from that network drive onto my server? I would like to do with this without the involvement of my windows machines (as little as possible)
I don't even know how to view other the other computers.
- 05-22-2009 #2
I'm not too up on this stuff, but, presumably, since you mentioned windows computers on the network, you're talking samba shares?
As part of the smbclient package, there is a tool called findsmb, which queries the network for samba servers.
You'll also want to look at nmblookup.
There is an ftp-like client, called smbclient, for file transfers, and you can mount samba shares pretty much like any other volume.
Samba client - Linux 101
SMBCLIENT(1) manual page