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Jason Holtzapple
2005-01-16, 09:07
--- John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:

> Robin Bowes wrote:
> > John Gorst wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Anyone any idea of how to make a samaba share the path to my music
> >> directory without first mounting it?
> >>
> >
> > Try:
> >
> > \\servername\sharename\path\to\music\folder
>
> No success
> Using Mandrake 10.0 trying to link to a samba share located on the same box.
>
> (doing this so that playlist files created by slimserver are useable by
> all comptuers on the network)

You probably want to set up some sort of automount to do this.
Unfortunately I don't know the proper way to do this on Linux.

Jules Taplin
2005-01-16, 09:59
Erm. What are you trying to achieve?

UNC paths (which \\servername\sharename is) are a purely microsoft
invention, and don't exist in the linux view of the world. If you want
to interact with an SMB share on a linux box... you've basically got two
options. A helper app like 'smbclient' (think 'ftp for samba'), or
mounting the SMB share as a filesystem, as you would with NFS.

If you want to access the data, why don't you want to mount it?


-- Jules


Jason Holtzapple wrote:

>--- John Gorst <john_gorst (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:
>
>
>
>>Robin Bowes wrote:
>>
>>
>>>John Gorst wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>>Anyone any idea of how to make a samaba share the path to my music
>>>>directory without first mounting it?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>Try:
>>>
>>>\\servername\sharename\path\to\music\folder
>>>
>>>
>>No success
>>Using Mandrake 10.0 trying to link to a samba share located on the same box.
>>
>>(doing this so that playlist files created by slimserver are useable by
>>all comptuers on the network)
>>
>>
>
>You probably want to set up some sort of automount to do this.
>Unfortunately I don't know the proper way to do this on Linux.
>

Marc Sherman
2005-01-16, 10:02
Jules Taplin wrote:
> Erm. What are you trying to achieve?
>
> UNC paths (which \\servername\sharename is) are a purely microsoft
> invention, and don't exist in the linux view of the world. If you want
> to interact with an SMB share on a linux box... you've basically got two
> options. A helper app like 'smbclient' (think 'ftp for samba'), or
> mounting the SMB share as a filesystem, as you would with NFS.
>
> If you want to access the data, why don't you want to mount it?

I think he's worried about bug #781:
http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781

John, it's always better to explain what you're trying to accomplish
before asking about how to implement a particular solution you've come
up with: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

- Marc

John Gorst
2005-01-16, 10:40
Marc Sherman wrote:
> Jules Taplin wrote:
>
>> Erm. What are you trying to achieve?
>>
>> UNC paths (which \\servername\sharename is) are a purely microsoft
>> invention, and don't exist in the linux view of the world. If you want
>> to interact with an SMB share on a linux box... you've basically got
>> two options. A helper app like 'smbclient' (think 'ftp for samba'), or
>> mounting the SMB share as a filesystem, as you would with NFS.

You can tell I am used to windows!

> I think he's worried about bug #781:
> http://bugs.slimdevices.com/show_bug.cgi?id=781

Yep!

> John, it's always better to explain what you're trying to accomplish
> before asking about how to implement a particular solution you've come
> up with: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

My origonal post did explain what I was trying to accomplish. But I
think it was too long and complicated to digest and therefore no one
replied to it!

Cheers