On 12/12/2012 05:27 PM, Harry Duncan wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Niall O Broin <niall at linux.ie> wrote:
>> On 12 Dec 2012, at 16:47, Harry Duncan <usr.src.linux at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Proinnsias Breathnach
>>> <proinnsias at feic.im> wrote:
>>>> Don't most modern distros have file managers that can browse "Windows Network" -> server -> share prompting for passwords as required - can even save shortcuts on the desktop etc.
>>>>>>>> Has worked for Ubuntu and Fedora based desktops for years IMLE
>>>>>>>> Or have I missed a requirement?
>>> I can't get open office or libre office to open files direct from
>>> shares mounted that way, but if i mount the same share as root from
>>> fsab it will.
>> None of those permission problems with files on shares happen when you're using NFS.
>> Seriously - if you're using Linux clients and server, WHY keep using SMB ?
>> Because the last time I had a machine hang while booting is because it
> failed to mount an nfs share listed in fstab :-)
>> More seriously, now that you've made me think about it, there will be
> a manager looking to access from a windows host. So the answer was
> because i was more comfortable with samba configuration, and now is
> because I'm more comfortable with single service administration :-)
Use _netdev if you're mounting from fstab. Personally I use autofs as
the laptops connect over wifi, so I want network before I trigger a mount.
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