Author Topic: [SOLVED] Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares  (Read 3986 times)

rickyx

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[SOLVED] Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« on: November 16, 2011, 01:37:48 pm »
Everything works fine with Windows clients.
Installed Ubuntu Desktop on a experimental Ubuntu workstation.

Home share is correctly exported.
How to tell Zentyal/Client to automatically export available shares for that specific user?

Tried to look aroud but I did not found a clear solution.

Ubuntu 11.10
Zentyal 2.0.23

Thank you,
Rickyx
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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 10:47:28 am »
...can someone at least provide me the right keywords to look for it on web?
I could not find a good documentation on this topic.

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Rickyx

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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 09:04:32 pm »
Looks like your shares are not automaticly mounted.
Maybe you can use this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently

If you just want to be able to browse your shares instead of mounting them permanently, you could use something like pyneighborhood (available from the ubuntu repositories) and install that on your ubuntu client.
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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 02:14:33 am »
Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity (I am assuming) has homefolder as the first icon on the Unity sidebar.  Last item in homefolder,  browse network.  I think you will find it useful.

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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 02:33:27 am »
Thank you for the answers.

The problem is that I try to emulate the same behavior that I get with netlogon scripts.

For istance, using a Window client:
my user Rickyx is able to surf on
- share1
- share2
my collegue Ada will surf instead on
- share1
- share3

This because netlogon is set "%U" (per User) and each user (or Group) has a different netlogon and can see different shares.

So, I can permanently mount password protected network folders, but how to make client behave as Windows and retrieve the right list of available shares for that specific user?

I hope you can understand, the sentence is quite contorted.
Thank you,
Rickyx

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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 01:00:28 pm »
What you do with netlogon scripts is mounting those shares. If you don't mount your share in ubuntu you will not have direct access to the share.

With this said, I think you have to go to the link I posted before: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MountWindowsSharesPermanently

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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011, 12:45:38 am »
You could emulate the behavior maybe by setting up a "user" directory that automounts when the user logs in.  In that directory (samba share)  you could have a script that mounts the rest of the users shares.  Under Gnome or Unity, the sessions tool will let you define autostarting programs.

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Re: Ubuntu Desktop - Export Shares
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 09:17:24 am »
I got it working.

In the Tentative Zentyal 3.0 roadmap published I read:
"Zentyal Desktop for Ubuntu"
Maybe this will make that behavior easier.

Thank you,
Rickyx