I am having some trouble connecting to an Ubuntu 10.10 server.
I am using Fedora 16.
Some things that I have tried
The server and all of its shares can be seen on the windows computer.
I can ping the server and other window machines successfully
I have installed samba and samba client on the fedora machine.
Under Network on the fedora machine, I have one option "Windows Network"
*After installing Samba and samba client I was able to enter.
*I then am given a Work Group Icon *When Trying to connect to the work group I get the error message
Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server
-The windows machine on the network also has a shared folder (Which cannot be seen)
From the research I have done already it seems that the only way to solve this is pretty complicated. I have been through a few tutorials, guides, etc but nothing has fixed the issue.
I was finally able to connect.
Earlier I had tried mounting via terminal after modifying /etc/fstab and was still unable to get that to work.
Finally I added the following line to /etc/fstab
//SERVER/SHARE /home/name/folder cifs user=USER,uid=1000,gid=100,noperm 0 0
To have it auto mount the directory some parameters needed to be specified and your password needed to be stored somewhere.
//SERVER/SHARE /home/name/folder cifs users,auto,credentials=/path/credentials_file,noexec,noperm 0 0
A file was then created with the directory = to credentials=/path/credentialsfile and these two lines were added to that file. Correct permissions etc were given by using the tutorial I link to later.
SERVER = IP of Server /home/name/folder = location to mount too SHARE = the share name of the folder/file, not sure if using the real name when the sharename is different will work. USER=my username
When I run
mount -a the share mounts successfully.
This link has some nice examples of every type of connection
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