I am new to Mabox and am enjoying the experience however, I have shared folders on another linux machine that Mabox is just not seeing. Windows sees the folders, and Mabox can ping the ip of the hosting machine, but nothing when I search network in file manager. Have tried both Pacman and Dolphin. What am I missing? any help would be great.
Hi @morrisic and welcome to the forum,
Press Ctrl+l and enter
smb://servername/share in the location bar to access your share.
If I use IP address it works.
Is there a way to permanently map this?
@napcok I have, in fact, the same question.
I think it’s avahi-daemon the one you can use in this scenario in order to avoid manually updating the hosts file. Is that correct?
I can’t help you with this topic. My only experience with Windows in the last 20 years has been removing it from newly purchased laptops
(In the past, it was not easy to buy a laptop/PC without an operating system)
Maybe you’ll find a starting point here → Samba - ArchWiki
But the question is valid for a Linux environment:
- Windows can see the remote PCs by name because is has ingrained the DNS and Name resolution stuff.
- I, like @morrisic, use the IP address approach but sometimes can get tiresome when every Linux computer in your local network has DHCP and the IP changes from time to time.
- Manually updating the hosts file is better suited when little or no IP change takes place. Otherwise it becomes cumbersome and a chore.
I can’t help, but again: this is worth to read if you need to figure out → Samba - ArchWiki
What about smb4k ? Should resolve your problems if it works as described.
If IP is static, you can just bookmark a share.
Otherwise try smb4k