[Wolves] Using Unbuntu on a Windows network

Mark Ellse me at chaseacademy.com
Sat Dec 4 11:17:27 GMT 2004

  > Unfortunately not all applications understand the smb:// style URLs.
> Some do (e.g. gedit) (I think most gnome applications do, as they all 
> use the gnomevfs backend).
> I suspect you have the following options :
> 1) Copy the file to e.g /tmp and then open it
> 2) Mount smb://networkmachinename/shareName on the client at e.g. 
> /network/shareName and point clients to use this instead.
> (this is only practical if there are few shares I suspect, (and you have 
> one user per client computer? (_depends on Samba/Windows setup I 
> suspect_)))
> David.


Thanks for this. It ties in with what Peter says. I'll try his 
automounter and report back.

Next week I am on a Samba course run by Open Advantage. (Jono organised 
it for me.) By the end of next week I should be an expert.


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