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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am    Post subject: SMB workgroup name, where is it set? Reply with quote

Hi,

I don't remember being asked anywhere during the Blag installation what was the name of my "workgroup" for SMB networking.

The result is that I now go to Applications->Network servers, click there and see a "windows network" icon only. But when I open that, I see nothing!.

In other distros, I'd see right there the name of my workgroup!. And after clicking there, I'd see the names of all my servers in my workgroup. In blag I see nothing after the "windows network" icon....

Where is this configured in blag?

stevo32
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somewhere in /etc/samba

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


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Centrino
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try installing swat. It's a nice web-based interface for smb networking configuration, assuming that's what you're talking about. It should be in the synaptic list under "samba-swat". After it's installed go to http://localhost:901/ and enter the root username and password.
fcassia
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Centrino wrote:
Try installing swat. It's a nice web-based interface for smb networking configuration, assuming that's what you're talking about. It should be in the synaptic list under "samba-swat". After it's installed go to http://localhost:901/ and enter the root username and password.


Samba-swat is installed according to Synaptic but apparently it's not running.

I pointed SeaMonkey to http://127.0.0.1:901 and got CONNECTION REFUSED.

FC

fcassia
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo32 wrote:
Somewhere in /etc/samba

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


Just to expand my original post... I can see the shares of individual servers if I
enter a SMB://10.10.5.22/Root style url, but there is no way to BROWSE my local lan showing all SMB machines which have shares available (a la Network neighbourhood).

stevo32
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fcassia wrote:
stevo32 wrote:
Somewhere in /etc/samba

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


Just to expand my original post... I can see the shares of individual servers if I
enter a SMB://10.10.5.22/Root style url, but there is no way to BROWSE my local lan showing all SMB machines which have shares available (a la Network neighbourhood).


To see what's on an individual machine, maybe you're looking for:
Code:
smbclient -N -L //HOST/


To find all the machines on your LAN with SMB, maybe you're looking for:
Code:
nmap -p 445 192.168.2.*


I believe there's also some software called linneighbourhood or something like that that makes all this easier...

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


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E-mail me at s.clement@localhost (replace localhost with sympatico.ca) or stevo32@localhost (replace localhost with blagblagblag.org).
Centrino
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fcassia wrote:
Centrino wrote:
Try installing swat. It's a nice web-based interface for smb networking configuration, assuming that's what you're talking about. It should be in the synaptic list under "samba-swat". After it's installed go to http://localhost:901/ and enter the root username and password.


Samba-swat is installed according to Synaptic but apparently it's not running.

I pointed SeaMonkey to http://127.0.0.1:901 and got CONNECTION REFUSED.

FC


You may have to remove the "disable = yes" line from /etc/xinetd.d/swat and restart xinetd before you can use it. Optionally you can also remove the "only_from = 127.0.0.1" line to access swat from other computers in your network, but this may be a security risk so be careful.

Guest
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

You may have to remove the "disable = yes" line from /etc/xinetd.d/swat and restart xinetd before you can use it. Optionally you can also remove the "only_from = 127.0.0.1" line to access swat from other computers in your network, but this may be a security risk so be careful.


Thanks so much!. You're the best. :)

btw: I wonder if the people who code stuff like that ever heard about the word "intuitive".
or "user feedback after installation"

;-)

FC

Guest
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo32 wrote:

I believe there's also some software called linneighbourhood or something like that that makes all this easier...

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


It seems like THIS is what I'm looking for.

Wonder why doesn't EVERYBODY think it's a MUST HAVE.

http://dir.filewatcher.com/d/Mandrake/10.2/src/Networking/Other/gnomba-0.6.2-12mdk.src.rpm.462047.html

FC

jebba
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anonymous wrote:
Wonder why doesn't EVERYBODY think it's a MUST HAVE.


Because some of us /never/ use wndoz.

-Jeff

stevo32
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Wonder why doesn't EVERYBODY think it's a MUST HAVE.


Because some of us /never/ use wndoz.

-Jeff


And those of us with windows usually *nixify their windows, not windowsify our *nix. (e.g. use sshd and vsftpd with cygwin).

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


_________________
E-mail me at s.clement@localhost (replace localhost with sympatico.ca) or stevo32@localhost (replace localhost with blagblagblag.org).
fcassia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo32 wrote:

And those of us with windows usually *nixify their windows, not windowsify our *nix. (e.g. use sshd and vsftpd with cygwin).

Thanks,
Stephen Clement


Ok, how do you guys know from the Gnome gui which systems on your local SMB workgroup are available without dropping to the command line, then?

FC

Centrino
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually browse to smb:/// and I get a "Windows Network" icon. After clicking on it, it tells me all I need to know.
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