#62 NetWork Explorer

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Steven Shiau
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2013-08-30
2013-07-17
Fabien Voland
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Hi Steven,

Establish a Network Explorer for Samba. Either we take the full path or we can navigate within servers and shares and choose.

Fabien

Discussion

  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2013-07-27

    What did you mean by this? Please describe more.
    Thanks.

    Steven.

     
    • Fabien Voland
      Fabien Voland
      2013-08-12

      Hi Steven,

      To explore the network, you can use the NetBIOS protocol (Samba supports it).

      For example: you come to choose: either the selected user - enter the full path of sharing - or is - Network Explorer.

      That is to say when the user selects this option, a NetBIOS resolution is operated and the user can select the server from the list provided by the NetBios. Then he can choose the share name and path. All through the NetBios.

      This is best explained ?

      Fabien

       
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2013-08-15

    Oh, got it. Using smbclient it's possible to do that.

    Steven.

     
    • Fabien Voland
      Fabien Voland
      2013-08-16

      Hi Steven,

      Thank you for your answer but I know smbclient.

      But I was not thinking about a command line as smbclient or mount. Rather a kind of accessability.

      For example, I work in a company where there are many students and training is express. And I saw that the most common problem was remember all paths cifs share.

      So to avoid having recourse to the Middle Ages, ie paper and pencil, it would be nice to be able to choose for example : network explorer and then the user can scroll through a list of servers etc..

      I noticed that users get better remember.

      What do you think?

      Fabien

       
  • Steven Shiau
    Steven Shiau
    2013-08-29

    I believe this should be done in GUI... not TUI environment. It will be more appropriate.
    Thanks.

    Steven.

     
  • Fabien Voland
    Fabien Voland
    2013-08-30

    OK.

    Thanks for your answer.

    Fabien