VectorLinux
July 30, 2014, 09:02:04 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Visit our home page for VL info. To search the old message board go to http://vectorlinux.com/forum1. The first VL forum is temporarily offline until we can find a host for it. Thanks for your patience.
 
Now powered by KnowledgeDex.
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Please support VectorLinux!
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: [SOLVED] How to browse the LAN ?  (Read 3486 times)
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« on: June 22, 2007, 11:13:31 pm »

In Zenwalk Linux, a close cousin of Vector Linux, there was a utility called "fusesmbtool." It would automatically connect the other computers on the LAN in the same workgroup to /home/{user}/smb. It was easy and fool proof.

What procedure must be followed in VL to allow me to access the other computers on my LAN?  I have a feeling it's going to be complicated. That's OK! I'll do it, whatever it takes.
« Last Edit: June 24, 2007, 02:22:01 pm by Verlager » Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
nightflier
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 4018



« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007, 04:03:58 am »

You have several options, depending on which version of VL that you are using.

I use KDE, and here is one quick and easy way:
Use Konqueror to browse to your network share (smb://address_of_remote_computer).
Click Bookmarks > Add bookmark

Now you can return there by using the bookmark, just like in your web browser.
Logged
newt
Vectorian
****
Posts: 1132



« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007, 07:46:04 am »

In standard (probably SOHO also) you can use VASM > (SUPER) > SERVICE > SAMBAWEB to easily mount/umount samba shares.

HTH
Logged
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007, 09:43:51 am »

That's good. I see. In Zenwalk, one click and I'm browsing the LAN shared files. But in Vector, there is considerably more to be done. OK! I have changed the post title to more accurately reflect the topic.

How do I browse the LAN and see the other computers?

Should I edit all remote shares into /etc/fstab, or maybe into /etc/samba/smb.conf ?

Where in /mnt will these individual remote shares show up?

« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 11:32:45 am by Verlager » Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
nightflier
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 4018



« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2007, 11:02:59 am »

Please state which version of VL you use.
Logged
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2007, 11:35:13 am »

user:$ cat /etc/vector-version
Vector Linux 5.8 Standard   12-16-2006

Should I be using a different version? I don't need Open Office, Abiword and Gnumeric work just fine for me
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 11:58:48 am by Verlager » Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
Joe1962
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 2499



WWW
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 12:22:39 pm »

fusesmb 0.8.5 is included in VL5.8 Std. More info in it's home page: http://www.ricardis.tudelft.nl/~vincent/fusesmb/
Logged

O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 01:40:00 pm »

rmack:$ fusesmb
fuse: missing mountpoint

vector:/~
rmack:$ ls .smb
fusesmb.cache  fusesmb.conf  fusesmbtool.conf
vector:/~
rmack:$ cat .smb/fusesmb.conf
### configuration file for fusesmb ###

###     Written by Fusesmbtool     ###


#global options

[global]

; List hidden shares
showhiddenshares=true

; General username
username=rmack

; General password
password=secret

; Connection timeout in seconds
timeout=10

;Interval for updating new shares in minutes
interval=10

#specific options

vector:/~
rmack:$ cat .smb/fusesmbtool.conf
### configuration file for Fusesmbtool ###

###     Written by Fusesmbtool     ###

#global options

[global]

; mountpoint for fusesmb
path=/home/rmack/smb

;set file permissions (octal)
umask=000

; allow access to other users
allow_other=yes

; cache timeout for deleted names (0.0s)
entry_timeout=10

#specific options

#Todo....

====================================================

What can I do about the error message? I created the home/rmack/smb directory
« Last Edit: June 23, 2007, 02:13:17 pm by Verlager » Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
bigpaws
Vectorian
****
Posts: 1844


« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2007, 04:04:02 pm »

Please post output of:

ls -la /home/rmack/smb

Bigpaws
Logged
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2007, 04:48:57 pm »

It's done! It worked! Now how do I umount the comps attached to /home/rmack/smb ?

vector:/~
rmack:$ ls -la smb
total 2
drwxr-xr-x  3 rmack rmack   80 2007-06-23 20:11 ./
drwxr-xr-x 41 rmack rmack 2256 2007-06-23 20:37 ../
drwxr-xr-x  4 rmack rmack  112 2007-06-23 20:18 FERGUESON/
vector:/~
rmack:$

Bigpaws, I still have no idea whether it was pyNeighborhood or fusesmb which mounted the files in smb.
Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
Joe1962
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 2499



WWW
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2007, 04:52:23 pm »

Now how do I umount the comps attached to /home/rmack/smb ?
IIRC: umount /home/rmack/smb
Logged

O'Neill (RE the Asgard): "Usually they ask nicely before they ignore us and do what they damn well please."
http://joe1962.bigbox.info
Running: VL 7 Std 64 + self-cooked XFCE-4.10
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2007, 05:59:39 pm »

OK, except that now /home/rmack/smb is empty.

vector:/~
rmack:$ fusesmb
fuse: missing mountpoint
vector:/~
rmack:$ su
Password:
You are working as root

vector://home/rmack
root:# fusesmb
fuse: missing mountpoint
vector://home/rmack
root:# mount
/dev/hda1 on / type reiserfs (rw,noatime)
/dev/hda3 on /home type reiserfs (rw,noatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
vector://home/rmack
root:#

So why can't I mount anything with fusesmb on /home/rmack/smb ?
Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
bigpaws
Vectorian
****
Posts: 1844


« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2007, 06:56:28 pm »

Google is your friend:

http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=225065

HTH

Bigpaws
Logged
Verlager
Member
*
Posts: 34


« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2007, 10:41:32 am »

Google is my friend, but pyNeighborhood is the best applet for LAN browsing, imho. I can't get fuse to work:

root:# fusesmb /home/rmack/smb
fusermount: fuse device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first
vector://home/rmack
root:# modprobe fuse
vector://home/rmack
root:#

I guess pyNeighborhood is Ok for me. Thanks for your help! I'm enjoying Vector Linux a lot.
Logged

Fear believes; courage doubts. Fear falls upon the earth and prays; courage stands erect and thinks. Fear retreats; courage advances. Fear is barbarism; courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion, courage is science. —Robert Ingersoll
JohnB316
Administrator
Vectorian
*****
Posts: 1346


Registered Linux User #386728


« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2007, 09:05:35 am »

Google is my friend, but pyNeighborhood is the best applet for LAN browsing, imho. I can't get fuse to work:

root:# fusesmb /home/rmack/smb
fusermount: fuse device not found, try 'modprobe fuse' first
vector://home/rmack
root:# modprobe fuse
vector://home/rmack
root:#

I guess pyNeighborhood is Ok for me. Thanks for your help! I'm enjoying Vector Linux a lot.

Just FYI, when you get no message on executing a command in a Linux terminal, it means that the command executed successfully. Had there been a problem, you would have seen a message saying that the module couldn't be found, etc.

What would come next is to use fusesmb to mount the smb share after the fuse module was loaded.

HTH,
John
Logged

VL 6.0 SOHO latest alpha on one box, VL 5.9 Lite on the other.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!