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    Samba could save me at work, but...

    Hello folks

    I've just been given a new work laptop (XP of course), but want to sideline it in favour of my own Ubuntu lappy. Only hitch right now is that I can't work out how to access our shared drives.

    So far I can see -

    Network Servers -> Windows Network -> NRCAF -> SHELTERPC

    which is the one I want. However when I double click I get a blank pane, no items, no password prompt. I know my username and password, so how do I get Ubuntu to prompt me for these details and then connect?

    I found one howto which made me suspect that my Ubuntu login had to be the same as my network ID, but surely this isn't the case? Struggling to understand, to be honest

    Can anyone point me in the right direction pls?

    Allbest
    Roger
    Variously Debian, Mint and Xubuntu on my trusty ThinkPad X60s

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    Re: Samba could save me at work, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerdean View Post
    Hello folks

    I've just been given a new work laptop (XP of course), but want to sideline it in favour of my own Ubuntu lappy. Only hitch right now is that I can't work out how to access our shared drives.

    So far I can see -

    Network Servers -> Windows Network -> NRCAF -> SHELTERPC

    which is the one I want. However when I double click I get a blank pane, no items, no password prompt. I know my username and password, so how do I get Ubuntu to prompt me for these details and then connect?

    I found one howto which made me suspect that my Ubuntu login had to be the same as my network ID, but surely this isn't the case? Struggling to understand, to be honest

    Can anyone point me in the right direction pls?

    Allbest
    Roger
    Try the following command from a terminal, and see it if lists any shares:

    smbclient -N -L SHELTERPC

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    Re: Samba could save me at work, but...

    I frequently have better luck with the Connect to Server option.
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    Re: Samba could save me at work, but...

    thanks to you both. as guaranteed, the network has now gone down... i'll get to try those soon i hope...
    cheers
    roger
    Variously Debian, Mint and Xubuntu on my trusty ThinkPad X60s

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