samba mount by name
sequethin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 10:15:44 PST 2006
On Sun, Jan 22, 2006 at 07:24:00PM +0200, Aivaras wrote:
> How to get to samba share by name?
> On windows mashine typing in explorer \\192.168.0.1 opens shares and
> \\server doesnt.
> Mounting localy on server:
> mount_smbfs -I 192.168.0.1 //server/data /mnt/samba - works
> mount_smbfs //server/data /mnt/samba - mount_smbfs: can't get server
> address: syserr = Operation timed out
> ping server - I get good response - ping works to that name.
> 192.168.0.1 server.domain.com server
You'll either need a DNS server or you'll have to edit your hosts
files. To include the names and ip's of the machines you want to
connect to by name. Windows has a hosts file that works very
similar to /etc/hosts. You need to add the ip address and name
of the machine to it.
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