Windows network gone - I can no longer see it.

Daniel Caleb danielcaleb at
Fri Oct 17 17:14:23 BST 2008

Try the LMHOSTS method as well, that seems to tie up the holes in windows 
workgroup. I've noticed really erratic behavour with Windows networks, and 
I've never really figured out the tricks to it. 

Usually the way I get around in windows networks, and this is on a windows 
machine as well - not just from a *nix machine - is to use the IP address:


and as Christopher pointed out, smb:\\ is usually the protocol from a nix 
machine, which can also be done from a terminal. It's kind of clunky, but it 
works. I've also had fairly good success with smb4k. 


On Friday 17 October 2008 11:24:43 Christopher Stamper wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 7:50 AM, aYo Binitie 
<ayobinitie at>wrote:
> > I'm trying to access Windows shares, on a windows workgroup.
> >  That's all :(
> I'm seriously out of touch with SMB these days. If you were using Redhat, 5
> years ago, I could maybe help you.
> Try typing "smb://computer/share' into the file browser (nautilus). Maybe
> that would work??
> I'm sure someone here can help.

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