Smb ceinge for Linux

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The smb protocol for Microsoft networking is fully supported in Linux environment and can easily be managed by using GUI and command line facilities and tools.

Please, choose your most suitable instructions:

[edit] KDE users

The KDE desktop allow the use of the smb protocol to access the Microsoft Networking by using any kwin window:


Please note the syntax used to make the address:


Select the needed volume and authenticate:




[edit] GNOME users

Gnome users can mount a shared MSwindows volume onto the desktop, following some easy steps:


Set the basic info for the needed share:


Done! The Volume icon appears on the desktop and a window shows the content:


[edit] Command line

The Microsoft Networking can also be managed by command line, using the smbclient tool.

To browse the shares on the smb fileserver use:

> smbclient -L -U%

Domain=[CEINGE] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.28-0.fc7]

        Sharename       Type      Comment
        ---------       ----      -------
        homes           Disk      Direct user Home
        Home            Disk      All ceinge user Homes
        FileServer      Disk      Ceinge software repository
        Scratch         Disk      Ceinge scratch space
        pastoreop       Disk      Pastore group
        IPC$            IPC       IPC Service (Ceinge file server)

To enter the smb fileserver use the following command and authenticate as required:

> smbclient -U busiello //
Domain=[CEINGE-FILESERVER] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.28-0.fc7]
smb: \> cd busiello
smb: \busiello\> ls
  .                                   D        0  Wed Feb 27 12:06:29 2008
  ..                                  D        0  Thu Feb 21 15:55:38 2008
  Public                              D        0  Tue Oct  9 17:19:32 2007
  Sites                               D        0  Thu Apr 12 11:12:48 2007
  Desktop                             D        0  Mon Apr 11 15:39:23 2005
  login                               D        0  Fri Feb 22 15:46:21 2008
  Pictures                            D        0  Mon Nov 19 18:02:12 2007
  Library                             D        0  Tue May 20 16:24:33 2003
  Bioinfo                             D        0  Mon Jan  3 18:27:14 2005
  Documents                           D        0  Fri Feb 22 18:47:29 2008
  Music                               D        0  Wed Feb 15 10:41:03 2006
  Movies                              D        0  Tue Feb 26 16:32:38 2008
                40960 blocks of size 131072. 22775 blocks available
smb: \busiello\>

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