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#1 2013-08-01 14:31:20

clintin
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Registered: 2013-07-30
Posts: 3

Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

On Waldorf, I can't access Windows Shares.  Issuing the usual command smbclient -L serverIP does work:
Enter root's password:
Domain=[BELKIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.2]

    Sharename       Type      Comment
    ---------       ----      ---------
    NAS             Disk     
    IPC$            IPC       IPC Service ("BELKIN N+")
    ADMIN$          IPC       IPC Service ("BELKIN N+")
Domain=[BELKIN] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.2]

    Server               Comment
    ---------            -------
    BELKIN N+            BELKIN N+

    Workgroup            Master
    ---------            -------
    BELKIN               BELKIN N+

It is the NAS share that I would like to use.  I am able to mount it on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system without  a password, (not required), security is share.  It is also accessible on other operating systems without a password.  In Thunar, I can browse to it but when I try to open the NAS share, it wants a password.  Installed pyNeighborhood, it shows the BELKIN Workgroup but goes no further.  All attempts to mount have failed.  Even looked at the thunar-share-plugin (doesn't seem to exist for Waldorf).  I have a user share on the Ubuntu machine and I am able to access that with smbclient on Waldorf using the user credentials.  My main purpose in doing all this is to use Deja Dup and backup to CIFS based shares without a password.  Currently, all I can do is SSH authentication for remote shares and that requires implementing ssh keys (ssh-keygen).  I could not get Deja Dup to prompt for passwords on SSH before adding the public key to the host.

Would appreciate any thoughts or comments.

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#2 2013-08-01 17:07:42

dbvolvox
#! CrunchBanger
From: England
Registered: 2011-01-05
Posts: 135

Re: Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

Hi @clintin welcome to the #! forums. The answer to your problem is in here!  I followed the advice in post #21 by razienwolf in this thread...
View LAN

If you get stuck then come back with specific questions.  The only thing I have to be careful of is that the boot can be quicker than  the network connection so I always wait a few seconds until the little blue router light is on for this port before entering my boot password.

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#3 2013-08-01 18:50:27

clintin
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Registered: 2013-07-30
Posts: 3

Re: Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

Still no joy.  Went through this process.  Can't open the share in Thundar because of the password issue, it is a NAS with "share" security, no password. Niether of the cifs shares that I have on the network can be opened or browsed on Waldorf with either Thunar or pyNetwork. Interesting, I do have a ~/smb: directory on Waldorf and it does have some folders that were created when I was trying to use Deja Dup yesterday and today where Deja Dup is actually writing the archives to that folders instead of uploading them to actual share.  The only way I have gotten Deja Dup to actually backup to the remote machine is using SSH with a key pair.  Unfortunately, my NAS does not support SSH connections.  I would really like to get network cifs/windows shares working in Crunchbang Waldorf.

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#4 2013-08-01 21:51:15

dbvolvox
#! CrunchBanger
From: England
Registered: 2011-01-05
Posts: 135

Re: Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

My set up must be simpler than yours, I can only point you at these other threads.   and appeal to those with greater knowledge.

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=3735

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#5 2013-08-02 15:15:06

clintin
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Registered: 2013-07-30
Posts: 3

Re: Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

Thanks for the comments and link provided here.  Unfortunately, the posts referenced are somewhat old, 2009, and differ in possible solutions and nothing specific to Waldorf.  My setup is a clean install of Cruchbang 11, i486 version for old hardware, nothing special.  I would think it essential that Crunchbang be able to access CIFS/Windows shares out-of-the box such that the "windows network" is browsable and can mount windows shares using Thunar as well as allowing users to use Deja Dup and other CIFS/Windows shares aware packages. I couldn't install the thunar-share-plugin to work either on Waldorf.  Using SSH does require setting up key pairs in that Deja Dup will not prompt for passwords in the Crunchbang environment.

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#6 2013-12-08 05:59:13

tux_777
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Registered: 2011-07-17
Posts: 9

Re: Accessing Windows Shares on Waldorf & Deja Dup

I've been having similar problems but found the simplest way to get something working was to open Thunar then do "Go > Open Location" or Ctrl-L then enter the smb share I want. Seems to work most of the time.

To make things easier I usually open a terminal and just enter:

$ smbclient -L //server -N     # 'cause I don't put passwords on shares in my internal network

Then I can just enter "smb://server/share" in the Thunar dialog, cutting and pasting the share name which in my case is a bit long because I'm serving up USB connected seagate drives via my ADSL modem.

As I said, works most of the time and I haven't managed to make 'fusesmb' or 'smbnetfs' work though I've tried them both.

You can access the shares from the command line via '~/.gvfs/share\ on\ host'.

For what it's worth.

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