network browsing and sharing

Tez binary_y2k2 at
Sun Jul 2 01:03:31 UTC 2006

Haldor Riddering wrote:
> Tez wrote:
>> Haldor Riddering wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> how do I share folders on my laptop so windows users can access the
>>> files over the network?
>>> also is there a network browser for kde? something that will browse
>>> windows shares automagically.
>>> I can do it smb://ip.address but don't always know the ip of the
>>> computers on the network where I work and was hoping for something to
>>> connect to the workgroup and tell me whats available.
>>> thanks heaps
>> You want samba that will install the samba server on your computer,
>> samba lets windows users use shares that you publish.
>> You con configure it (and the workgroup) in "kcontrol" -> "Internet &
>> Network" -> "Samba"
>> if you don't know, to get in to kcontrol press Alt-F2 or Kmenu -> "Run
>> Command..." and type kcontrol
>> Tez
> cool thanks for that. got sharing worked out.
> still looking for something to browse any windows shares on a network
> within a workgroup without having to know the ip's of machines.
Just type "smb:/" in to konqueror and it will search for workgroups then
you can see all the computers in the workgroup,
if you type "smb://[computer name]" it should find the computer with
that name.
You can also use the smbtree command at a term to see a list of
workgroups, computers and their shares.


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