[K12OSN] access to samba shares from Linux

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Fri Dec 10 01:47:34 UTC 2004

debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> We can access samba shares on our k12 server via fat MS windows PCs, 
> but I'm having trouble with connecting to those samba shares via my 
> linux laptop. The laptop is on the network and online but when I 
> launch nautilus with the address:
> smb://server.ltsp/MY_SAMBA_USERNAME
> nothing happens. I can connect to smb shares using the same username 
> on a PC so I know the username is correct and the smb setup works.
> I just need to easily move files from my main working machine (my 
> laptop) to the apache server on our k12ltsp box. Another thought was 
> to ftp them across, but I although I have gFTP (to ftp to a web server 
> in another state) I have no idea how to setup ftp access on our local 
> k12 server.
> Help with either issues (samba/ftp) would solve the problem.
> And, it's offically our last day of school here in Queensland!!
> :o)
> Debbie

Hi Debbie,

RE: FTP just launch the ftp server on the k12ltsp  "service vsftpd 
start" and if it doesn't work them you'll need to install an ftp server 
either with "yum install ftpd" (I think?? ) or apt-get install ftpd (I 
don't remember the server package name.

good luck

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