[jcifs] SMB protocol

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jan 1 08:26:54 EST 2003

On Tue, Dec 31, 2002 at 12:55:32PM -0800, sharma rohit wrote:
> Do I need to install a SAMBA server to use SMB
> protocol.

You need to have a server somewhere on the network, so that you can talk 
to it.  It could be Samba, Windows, Thursby's Dave...  Lots of options.

> Whenever i yse SMB://<hostname>/<share name> as my
> URL, I get "Unknown Protocol smb"

Where are you entering the URL?

Most web browsers still don't know about the SMB URL.  Some file browsers
(which are really extended web browsers do support the SMB URL.  They
include include Mac OSX Desktop, KDE, and Gnome.  Probably others by now.

jCIFS itself also natively understands the SMB URL.

Chris -)-----

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