Interesting Setup

Chris Hoefler hoeflerb at
Wed Nov 10 15:45:02 GMT 1999

Ok. I am connected to a college network that is setup in an odd sort of
way. It is unix based, but it runs netatalk to serve macs and samba to
serve windows machines. The odd part comes when windows machines
actually connect to the network. There is only one actual samba machine
(IP address), but there are multiple servers accessed through this
machine; those from the network and those from the windows machines that
connect to the network and use network neighborhood. I am running Linux,
so I have two questions. First, how do I view/access browse lists for
the network? Second, is there any easy way to automatically mount all
available shares on the network? If I use smbclient with the -L command
and the machine IP, I get the IPC$ share, a list of servers, and a list
of workgroups. I can't figure out how to get a list of shares on the
various servers, though. When I connect to the IPC$ share, I get a null
directory listing. I have been banging my head against the wall for the
past month trying to figure this out. There is ample documentation for
the actual samba server, but very little for the client programs.


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