Mounting a Server or Network Connections

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  1. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    I am trying to install samba network sharing and followed some instructions - so far I can access my Ubuntu from Windows (assuming my ufw firewall allows incoming traffic).
    However, when trying to access the windows computers from linux, I can only see the machines. Double clicking on the folder gives me the following error message: Unable to mount location - Failed to retrieve share list from server

    What step am I missing?
     
  2. linuxforall

    linuxforall Registered Member

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    In nautilus location, try typing in the ip of your windows machine and see whats revealed.
     
  3. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    I assume you mean my internal lan address for the windows machine - in that case the result is " could not display 192..... Nautilus cannot handle this kind of location."
     
  4. linuxforall

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    Type smb:// before the IP.
     
  5. beethoven

    beethoven Registered Member

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    :thumb: Thanks linuxforall - that did it :D
     
  6. linuxforall

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    Welcome, bookmark those folders in nautilus for easy reach.
     
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