[K12OSN] Remote NX and SMBMOUNT
krsnendu108 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 18:52:34 UTC 2006
winscp is also good for this kind of file transfer.
On 11/12/06, John Lucas <mrjohnlucas at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't have the answer to your query, but I do have a possible alternative if
> you can't get NX to work for you the way you wish.
> There is a "freeware" program for Windows named "CoreFTP LE" (Light Edition)
> that can use SSH/SFTP and makes an acceptable remote file manager. I can drag
> and drop between Windows Explorer to CoreFTP.
> Working Linux to Linux, I use Konqueror (the KDE file manager and web browser)
> which also uses the "sftp://" protocol. I have also used Nautilus, but it
> doesn't default to the user's home directory (must give explicit path), the
> way KDE does (Nautilus will start in the "/" directory if you don't tell it
> otherwise). Konqueror suits me better anyway, since I use KDE as my primary
> I know it would be aesthetically satisfying to get the exact same experience
> remotely as locally using NX, but using sftp clients works, is secure, and
> has the advantage of not requiring a full desktop session is all you need is
> to tranfer some files. So, I run NX for interactive needs (like admin tasks),
> and another window with Konqueror side-by-side for file xfer and file
> management tasks. Consider this a possible "plan B".
> On Sunday 10 December 2006 12:37, Paul Humphreys wrote:
> > Dear Colleagues,
> > REMOTE NX AND SMBMOUNT
> > I am able to use NX on my Windows-XP computer at home, to connect over the
> > internet to the LTSP Server at my place of work.
> > All works very well, and I am happy, except...
> > ...when I enable the local NX-client's 'services' tab intended for file
> > sharing, I get the following server-response:
> > ---
> > Info: Share: '//DEVXP/paul' failed to mount: /usr/bin/nxnode: line 959:
> > smbmount: command not found
> > ---
> > Has anyone come across a resolution to this one please?
> > In mitigation, I have done *some* online research which suggests that the
> > command 'smbmount' is no longer fashionable (albeit currently called from
> > /usr/bin/nxnode). I confirm I cannot find the file 'smbmount' on the server
> > --- however, it appears to me that all available SMB and SAMBA packages are
> > installed. [OR -- in which other package would I expect to find 'sbmmount'
> > should this be the remedy?]
> > And I have tried the alternative 'mount -t cifs //DEVXP/paul /mnt/paultemp'
> > without success.
> > I'm hoping with NX to be able to drag-and-drop files between my remote
> > computer and the server. Just as I can when I am on the LAN.
> > Interestingly, cut-and-paste of plain text works fine --- even without
> > explicitly sharing. But it's the equivalent for whole files I am after.
> > Any pointers most appreciated.
> > With many thanks (and Season's greetings to all)
> > Paul
> > Paul Humphreys
> > (still a relatively newbie user, delighted with LTSP, resident in Oxford
> > UK)
> "History doesn't repeat itself; at best it rhymes."
> - Mark Twain
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