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Unable to share files between same Network (Lan Connection)

asked 2015-02-10 00:40:45 -0500

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I am new to fedora. We have been using windows from a long time. Suddenly my whole organization plan to install Linux in all the system.

So here is the scenario. We have all system after 2012. Since we installed fedora to our system, we are not able to share the folder. Basically we have one of our system is Windows (server) and rest are normal PC installed with Linux.

In windows we have several folder share which suppose to be work as a drive for each Linux (fedora) Based PC. That seems of work awesome when we restart our PC for the first time in morning. After sometime something happens and we are not able to access those folders any more. And it shows different error like "connection time out error" & "unhandeled error". And that's the same thing working great with my MAC OS as i am not facing any kind of error in accessing the same server.

When i ping to server PC it works fine. I have WAMP installed on my SERVER (Windows-pc) which is also seems to be working fine. But again i am not able to access "www" which i shared from the windows pc so people within the same network can access it.

It seems like other people are not facing such issues. I have been looking all over the internet for solution. Please suggest some solution for the same.

Thank you in advance!

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Have you tried SAMBA? Have a look at the below link and check if it works for you.

Share files between windows & linux using samba

anishjp gravatar imageanishjp ( 2015-02-10 02:04:57 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-02-10 05:14:45 -0500

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updated 2015-02-10 05:16:41 -0500

If this were my system, I'd grab some old PC parts and put the storage into a separate box, put a server-based Linux system on it (CentOS is a RedHat compatible one, that means it's from the same stable as Fedora) and share my file space from there using NFS - it really is much easier that doing what you're attempting. The problem you're having is one of filesystem management by the Windows server, and the manufacturers of Windows like to tinker with the SMB network filesystem it uses to make life difficult for Linux users.

Before you go down the route of standing up a new server, you might first want to try using the fuse package that supports smb. You can install that (root privileges required) with:

yum install fuse-smb

Once this is on, you should be able to use the fusermount command to mount the remote filesystem - it may (or may not, your mileage may vary) resolve some of the timeout problems you're seeing. The man page for fusermount is here:

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