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  1. #1
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    equivalent of \\pc_name in ubuntu

    Hi all,

    I've been using Ubuntu for a while now; have everything ironed out as far as software (except for stinking google which isn't releasing sketchup any time soon...). My problem is this:
    In windows, when you go start, run, \\pc_name (or IP) you get a prompt for username and pasword.
    In ubuntu, all the smb tools I've found have a common snag: they require me to manually enter the share name (which sometimes is unknown). Does anyone know of a tool that scans for smb share on a given computer, asks for my creds, and lists all available shares?

    as usual, thank you all for your help.
    If I've posted in the wrong area, sorry.

  2. #2
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    Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: equivalent of \\pc_name in ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by XturnLGod View Post
    Does anyone know of a tool that scans for smb share on a given computer, asks for my creds, and lists all available shares?
    findsmb will show you the ips of available shares
    smbtree -N will show you the name of available shares
    smbstatus will show you the machines connected to your shares

    best thing is you use nautilus or konqueror to find and connect to shares - like this you get the login screen you want. If you have a permanent share you could think about adding this one to your /etc/fstab

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    Re: equivalent of \\pc_name in ubuntu

    under nautilus:
    Code:
    smb://[ip or pc name]

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