Tag: samba

smbclient error in Mounting CIFS and NFS

There is a known working samba share.  There are servers that connect to it.  All of them happen to be Windows boxes.  However, wanted to connect a Linux (CentOS 7) to it.  When testing for a connection, it failed with an error message. The command and the error. The resolution turned out to be a simple one.  Update the client...Read More »

CentOS server not found in Windows Network Neighborhood

There is a CentOS 7 file server that is accessible and works well; however, the Microsoft Windows Network Neighborhood does not display it. After some digging around, there is a simple fix for that. Edit the /etc/samba/smb.conf file and under the [global] section add/modify the following lines to look like this. Then restart the service. This integer value controls what...Read More »
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Configure a Public Share with Samba on Centos 7 Linux

A CentOS7 Linux server was used to create Samba shares so that Windows clients of a home network may back up their stuff, resulting in one share with read write access. The ultimate goal was to create a Samba share that would act as if it were one of those off-the-shelf “solutions” like a Buffalo Linkstation, where no user password…

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Map a drive or access a CentOS Samba Share from Windows

The goal is to create a network share on a Linux server using Samba that will be available to a Windows workstation with the ability to map a drive to that Linux share. There are many, many articles with a procedure, most are dated and incomplete, however, here is a procedure that worked for this test using CentOS 5.7 and…

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