OOo and smb
Michael W. Holdeman
lists at ptfd.org
Thu Jan 4 20:42:47 GMT 2007
On Tuesday 02 January 2007 05:28, O. Sinclair wrote:
> Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> > On Wednesday 27 December 2006 01:27, O. Sinclair wrote:
> >> Chris Miller wrote:
> >>> I wasn't aware it didn't work. Are there any other more detailed
> >>> symptoms you can give me? So far I have two mysterious black boxes in
> >>> my head with a beige Cat5e cable strung between them suspended in the
> >>> swirling mists of my mind's eye (on the familar, soft velvety black
> >>> backdrop).
> >>> On 12/26/06, Michael W. Holdeman <lists at ptfd.org> wrote:
> >>>> I srill must solve this issue, How can I get OOo to open and save
> >>>> files on smb shares?
> >>>> I have installed openoffice-gnome nd gnome-vfs, but still no go?
> >>>> Mike
> >> The problem is with Win2003 boxes, Chris. I am the one who tipped about
> >> the gnome-vfs that I have had working before. Ooo only opens in
> >> read-only on Win2003 shares unless you trick it by using cifs instead of
> >> smb or load the gnome-vfs that does not have the problem.
> >> Mike - I am home on Xmas leave, when I get back in office I will do a
> >> proper check on the boxes I have working.
> >> Sinclair
> > Sinclair,
> > Here is what I have done, I try with just OOo-2.0.4 running and it won't
> > even open the docs, After installing openoffice-gnome, and gnome-vfs it
> > will open read only.
> > I am now also considering that the department wants to mount everyone's
> > home directopries on this w2003 server, then they could login from any
> > desktop in the department and have the same home. Is this working? Can I
> > just add the parent share to fstab and mount it then just link to the
> > various users homes? I take it I would have to assign each user account
> > on each desktop the same UID, and then set it up to authenticate somehow
> > with kde to the appropriate home upon login.
> > Mike
> Here is the full string for mounting r/w an smb-share on a Win2003
> server (running fine on Kubuntu Dapper 6.06 and Edgy 6.10)
> Create a file "whatever.sh" with this string
> 'mount -t cifs //server-ipnumber/validservershare /mnt/validmntfolder -o
> then make the file executable. Then you have to include it in the users
> loginscript by copying it to /etc/init.d and run some command I can't
> remember at this moment.
> Alternatively have the user run the script with sudo when they want to
> mount their shares.
Is this in your opinion the best and esiest way to share ~home 's so you can
login from anywhere in an office? Or would nfs be better? or another better
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