Slackware :: Stream Video Over Samba Shares?

Nov 4, 2010

How do I get samba shares to work in Dolphin without having to download the entire file before VLC loads it? I just want to watch a movie from my samba share, and it won't just stream the file.

I've tried installing Smb4k from slackbuild.org, but it doesn't seem to be working correctly either.

Is there anything like gvfs-smb for KDE?

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Slackware :: Dolphin Only Opens Samba Shares Using Server IP?

May 10, 2011

Dolphin will only open Samba shares if I open them by typing in smb://SERVER-IP. It also does not show up in the Network section of Explorer under Windows 7. How do I fix this? The only Samba share icon that shows up in Dolphin under Network --> Samba Shares is Workgroup. If I click it it changes smb://workgroup, but then it does nothing and shows no files. Here is my Samba server's smb.conf file.

Code:
[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP

[code]....

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General :: Administration - Managing SAMBA Shares And Giving User Specific Access For The Shares

Jul 28, 2010

I am working as a Linux administrator in a very small data centre with 5 servers with following routine tasks.

1. Managing SAMBA shares and giving user specific access for the shares.
2. Scheduling backup of some mount points with rsycn to store data in remote hard disk
3. User and group administration, with sudo access.
4. Creating and Managing Xen Virtual machines and giving access to other project teams.
5. Automating some tasks with Shell Scripting.
6. Managing FTP server for user uploads.

I have practiced a lot in my home laptop without RHEL training, Cleared RHCE and LPIC1. I want to do some advanced system admin tasks, but do not have option in my current data centre. With Above skills is it possible to get a job ?

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Ubuntu :: Current Video Stream Of Oil Leak In The Gulf But Page Of The Video Is Black?

Jul 16, 2010

I wanted to see the current video stream of oil leak in the gulf but when I go to the page the video is black. When I click on the video it give the error message Quote:

An Error Occurred: Could not write to resource. I am not sure what that means or how to fix it.

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OpenSUSE :: Kde And Samba Shares - How To Mount

Feb 25, 2011

From Konqueror/Dolphin is possible to access samba shares. If your computer is joined to a Active Directory domain and you use a domain user, you can access samba shares with smb://server.domain/share and you are not ask for user/pass (you use a kerberos tiquet). Kde programs as Amarok, K3b, ... can access files in samba shares without problem. But other programs, specially gnome programs (including the popular OpenOffice), are unable to use files in a samba share. If instead of using Konqueror/dolphin you use Nautilus, there is no problem because it maps the share to a local folder ($HOME/.gvfs/share in sever/) and the program are able to access files in samba shares without problems as the folder is mounted locally (as if you use cifs.mount). Its a problem to use konqueror/dolphin and have to change to nautilus to access samba shares.

If you use Windows you can mount it in an easy way. That's what I try to do from konqueror, not having to open a konsole and be able to mount the share in an easy way. I've tried with smb4k, but is has not worked for me (tried in 2 OpenSuse 11.3 and 1 opensuse 11.2). What Nautilus does when accessing a samba shares like smb://server.domain.dom/share is to execute the command: [URL]... What I try is to do the same, but just form Konqueror/Dolphin. I'd like to add a button to Konqueror/dolphin that pressing the button and if the URL points to a samba share, the share is mounted in $HOME/LocalNetwork/server/share. As I say, it can be as easy as executing the gvfs-mount, but don't know how.

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Software :: URL Has A Video To Stream Or Not?

Jan 12, 2010

Is there any way to check if a url points to a streaming video file or not programmatically. For example with this url : [URL].. I should get TRUE and with the url : [URL]..should return FALSE.

Program in any language will be okay but it ll be good if its Perl or PHP or Python or JAVA, JavaScript or SHELL script. I am working on LINUX. (note: i m not going to check with .....'s just for example's sake i ve used .....

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Networking :: Mounting Samba Shares From Different Workgroups?

Jul 19, 2010

So my brother has a home network that is setup with multiple workgroups (don't ask why - I have no idea and he refuses to change it). Anyways I just installed Mint 9 (Ubuntu 10.04) on my mother's computer and I need it to be able to access the fileserver in her house where her data is stored. The Mint system is part of the default workgroup and can only see one other system in this workgroup.

The workgroup the file server is a part of is called "hobnw", the server's name is "fileserver", and the share I want to connect to is called "TV Shows" How can I connect to this network share on Linux? (I also know the username and password) When I browse the network under nautilus all I see is the default workgroup and no others. All of the Windows systems on the network (Windows XP, Vista, and Win7) all see and can access the file server without issues.

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Server :: Samba Not Seeing Windows 7 Shares / What To Show?

Jun 28, 2010

As the subjects states, I cannot see my windows 7 shares from any of my *nix computers. I tend to over complicate things and I may do so here, but I want to try and be as thorough as possible in explaining the situation. I'll state w/ the basic layout of my lan code...

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Server :: Samba Shares Not Accessible / Enable It?

Oct 20, 2010

I have a samba server set up on my computer, and I can only access the shares over the network by loging in as my main user. This works for all shares, on any drive. When I log in using my fileshare guest account, I get the list of shares, but after selecting one to connect to, it gives an error that the server isn't available. Any share off the boot drive won't work. I don't know if it has to do with permissions, or it's a config problem.

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Server :: Unable To Access Samba Shares

Jul 24, 2011

First off a little history of me lol. I'm not completely a Linux noobie, but I'm not the most advanced user either. With that said I have a few interesting problems with Samba.First off I can see the NetBios name under Windows Networking (Windows 7), however everytime I try to connect to it I get an Access Denied and/or "Incorrect Password/Username" error. I have gone into secpol.msc and changed the values that other posts have suggested. Both the server and the workstation are located under the same group, and I have used the smbpasswd -a <username>. The server is not configured to be a Primary Domain Controller so.. I'm lost. Infact my brain hurts from 3 days of this. I have posted my SMB.CONF file to see if that helps. Hum.. Maybe I'm just trying to access a file share that isn't there..

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Debian :: Can't View Available Samba Shares / But Can Access Them

Feb 24, 2011

I have had server running for over a year and have run into my first major issue. I am no longer able to browse to the server by hostname or IP and view all available Samba shares. I receive a windows popup informing me I do not have permissions However I am still able to browse to the shares themselves \hostnameshare.I am currently assuming this is an issue with the config of the samba share module/

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Networking :: Samba Server And Windows Shares

Jan 25, 2010

I have a problem with 'Samba' shares on Ubuntu 8.04. Bringing shared folders over from Windows (on another computer) is not a problem...until I try same process with a Windows backup folder holding .tib data from an 'Acronis' backup.The files appear in Ubuntu Network, everything looks o.k., Ubuntu just won't copy the data to another folder. Other shares work without a problem, its only with these ':.tib' data.

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Server :: Windows 7 Acting Up With Samba Shares

Aug 23, 2010

We have a samba server with a couple of shares defined as follows:

Code:
[Storage]
comment = Storage
browseable = yes
path = /home/samba
writable = yes

[Backup]
comment = Backup
browseable = yes
path = /mnt/hd2/home/samba
writable = no

[Administration]
comment = Administration
path = /home/adm
valid users = adm
public = no
writeable = yes
browseable = no

We have two samba users: samba and adm. The first is used to connect to Storage and Backup shares, and adm is used to connect to Administration share. There are two problems:

1) If Storage and Backup shares are connected to a Win7 box, the Administration share cannot be connected. All we get is an error saying that that share is already connected with different username.
2) We have managed to work around this by connecting the Administration share with the IP-address of the server instead of it's name(?!). The problem then becomes that sometimes connecting Administration share this way makes Storage share read-only. Not always though.

Wrong "security" type in smb.conf (was "user", needs to be "share"). For some reason the Storage share still occasionally gets connected read-only. Win7 also tends to forget the passwords/usernames for some shares upon reboot (not all of them, though).

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Networking :: Samba Can Mount Some Vista Shares But Not Others?

Jan 30, 2010

I'm having trouble setting up samba to work with my vista machine. Whenever I try to mount certain shares I'm getting error 13- permission denied. Specifically, I'm trying to mount my entire C: with this command at the console:

mount.cifs //windows_box/C$ /mnt/windows -o username=tyler,password=****

I've also tried:

mount -t smbfs
mount -t cifs

The funny thing is that I CAN mount some other shares, but not all. My distro is slack-current. I've been following as many relevant threads on this issue for a while now and have tried as many of the suggestions as I could understand, but it's getting to the point that I've lost track of what I've tried and what I haven't. Things I have tried:

Checking permissions on the shares: seem to be ok
enabling encrypted passwords: not sure if I did it right.
editing the registry for LmCompatablity

[code].....

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OpenSUSE Network :: Cannot Write To Samba Shares?

Sep 15, 2011

Using SuSE 11./4 on two machines. Successfully set up a server to share a folder. The client is able to read files from the folder, but not write to them.the client perspective, the shared folder permissions are read and write if owner, read only for all otherHowever, the server shared folder has been set up for sharing, and the permissions are set for read and write to all.

One more thing. When the client goes into the samba share, it sees the workgroup. Clicking into that, it sees the name of the server computer. Clicking into that,it sees two folders: "profiles" and "users". Clicking into "users" goes into the shared folder. I tried setting the permissions from the client side on the "users" folder using root privileges to allow reading and writing without any success

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Fedora :: Win7 Can't View Samba Shares In F12?

Apr 26, 2010

I just installed a F12 server at home, replacing a FC9 server that ran samba to share media files. I had no problems connecting to samba on FC9 (the version escapes me, sorry) however Win7 seems to be fighting the F12 samba (v3.4.7) trying to do the same thing. I create a directory share, it shows up in windows explorer, but when I try and open it win7 tells me I dont have rights to it.

I created a printer share via samba, and successfully connected to it from win7 and use it as my default printer, and that works OK. I know win7 uses smb2 as its samba protocol, and that might be some of the problem (or all of it), but I'm not sure. I also have googled and saw that people have had had issues with samba as their domain controller while trying to join win7 into the domain, however I do not use win7 as a pdc at all. The solution for this seems to be registry hacks, but I am not sure they apply to me as I haven't seen anyone correlate it. Tailing the logs, this is what I see when I try and explore the file share from win7:

Code:
[2010/04/26 13:09:56, 1] smbd/notify_inotify.c:421(inotify_watch)
inotify_add_watch returned Permission denied

Now I have edited smb.conf manually in the past but to try anything I've even played with webmin to see all the options I might be missing, still my conf is fairly simple:

[Code]...

I see the movies share in win7, but it doesn't let me in. I tried disabling requiring 128bit encryption for NTLM as one suggestion but that didn't work. Also changing local security policies to send LM & NTLM responses, and that didn't work.

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OpenSUSE Network :: Accessing Samba Shares In KDE?

Jan 6, 2010

I wonder how to get Samba share access working well...Dolphin supports Samba but it doesn't really mount anything, it seems... Non-KDE Applications therefor can't access samba that way. In Gnome there was a workaround for the same problem. You could simply go to ~/.gvfs in any application and find the samba mounted there.Is there anything like that in KDE? I set up a Samba mount via /etc/fstab for now but that is quite annoying because it fails after each Suspend, changing WLAN Access Points, etc. Then I have to go to the console and manually launch sudo mount -a to get it working again. How can I make things more comfortable?

P.S.: I'm even up for using something else than Samba to talk to my fileserver. However I don't know of anything that would work better in this regard. (NFS would have the exactly same problem for example)

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General :: Mounting Samba Shares At Bootup?

Sep 3, 2010

I'm using ubuntu 10.04 (gnome) - at some point, I had manually mounted a samba share on the home fileserver,

mount -t cifs //homeserver/sharename /serverfiles

It now boots up automatically every time, which is definitely convenient but I don't know how it's being done. I'm going to be mounting the same share using sshfs when I'm away so I'd like to know how it works. When I googlify this, there is mention of altering fstab (which has not been done) or gnome-mount (which does not seem to be it). There is nothing in preferences/startup applications, what is the automounting mechanism being used?

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Ubuntu :: No Access To Some Folders On Samba Shares

Sep 17, 2010

I can't access some folders on my samba share. For example I set the Video folder to share and to allow creating or moving files. But inside the video folder I cant access some folders. This only happened after I upgraded my samba client.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Cant Access Samba Shares?

May 31, 2011

find that i cant access from my ubuntu box (desktop), now running 11.04 (i was able to access yesterday, when i tested the config). I CAN access from my XP and Win7 virtualboxes.and also from another win7 on the house.. So server is working good aparently.This is all i modified from the default config file:

Code:
####### Authentication #######
# "security = user" is always a good idea. This will require a Unix account

[code]....

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Ubuntu Servers :: Can't View Samba Shares?

Jul 23, 2011

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS I have installed Boxee on it that is all and I am trying to set it up as a Samba Server. I have followed the instructions on following page:[URL]..On the box that I am trying to setup as a Samba Server using Nautilus I can view the shares no problem. On another Ubuntu box no such luck. I can get too Windows Network and I can see my workgroup. When I try and open the workgroup I get the following dialogue box for some time: Opening "WORKGROUP". You can stop this operation by clicking cancel. And then this error dialogue box:

Unable to mount location Failed to retrieve share list from server I have spent sometime trying to resolve this myself but have had little luck. As far as I know I have no firewalls in place; Ubuntu does not have one by default is that correct? At this time I don't have a Windows computer to try to connect too the server at this time, but plan to in the future that is why I want to use Samba.

I am connecting the two boxes with an D-Link DIR-825 router; both boxes are on the same subnet. Are there settings in the router that could be affecting this?

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Debian :: Where Is The Samba Shares (.gvfs Is Empty)?

Jun 4, 2010

I've been using ubuntu earlier and when connecting to a samba shared folder it appeared in /home/user/.gvfs folder. I can browse the samba share, it's ok, but I prefer Midnight Commander than Nautilus when copying files. So, where does it reside in Debian?

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OpenSUSE Network :: Samba Can't Read XP Shares?

Jun 18, 2010

I followed samba setup per thread Samba and Suse: HowTo Set up an openSUSE-Windows Home Office LAN/Network. Versions 11.x and then upgraded my samba from the special repository per advice at Samba broken after latest security update 11.2 - openSUSE Forums I can now see all my boxes on the network from either an XP or linux box and I can access my linux shares from any XP box but I can't access any XP share from my linux box (openSUSE 11.2). I get an error that reads "The file or folder smb://SharedDocs does not exist"I can see the SharedDocs folder under the XP box in samba shares though. And it really does exist on the XP box.

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Server :: CentOS 5.5 - Samba Setup For Two Shares

Dec 4, 2010

Still new to Linux and especially samba. I have setup samba for 2 shares, will list below shares. 1 which requires a login and 1 temp folder which I would like guest access to. Currently I have security = user which works great for the data folder which requires a login. If I try to access temp I get asked for a user name and password as well. I tried to set security = share which then allowed access to temp with out a login but also allowed access to the data folder. From the data folder I emoved public = yes. I then get asked for a user name and password like I should but the system will not accept it. This is a Centos 5.5 server with a mail server on it.

[data]
comment = Data Folder
path = /home/data/
public = yes
writable = yes
browseable = yes
printable = no
avaliable = yes
write list = glenn,
force create mode = 0660
force directory mode = 0770

[temp]
comment = temp folder
path = /home/temp/
public = yes
writeable = yes
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
guest only = yes
guest account = nobody
available = yes
force user = nobody
force group = nobody

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Ubuntu Networking :: Samba Shares Not Accessible On OSX?

Apr 26, 2011

I have setup Samba shares on my Ubuntu 10.10 and assigned different different username and password combination for each share.

The sharing works perfectly fine on all the Windows machines but it does not work on OSX. When I try to connect using OSX, it ends up showing waiting icon (screenshot attached) after entering username and password. (It asks for the login details after selecting the share from the list)

Following is my smb file content:

Code:
#
# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.
#
#
# This is the main Samba configuration file. You should read the

[Code].....

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Ubuntu Networking :: 10.04 Can't See Shares On 9.10 Samba Server?

May 10, 2010

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 Samba file server. I have set up Ubuntu 10.04 netbook remix in a home network which also has Windows XP home and Vista computers already present in the network. The XP and Vista machines have no problem accessing the file shares.

The server is running mhddfs with FlexRaid. The security is set to share level access. I have a hosts allow line in the smb.conf file to permit access to certain IP addresses and have added the 10.04 netbook remix IP address to this hosts allow line.

I cannot access shares from the 10.04netbook remix machine if the hosts allow line is active, but have no problem from the windows machines. If i comment out the hosts allow line, all machines can access the share, including the netbook remix machine. I am fairly new to Linux and would appreciate any help in solving this problem.

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General :: Cannot Log In To Samba Shares On Windows From Different Domain

Sep 2, 2011

I'm trying to connect to a Samba share on a VirtualBox'ed Windows 7 that is connected to an openSUSE host in bridged mode. For reasons beyond my comprehension I cannot use the shared folders feature, so I'm using Samba instead. I configured a share through openSUSE's Samba server configuration tool:

[iTunes]
inherit acls = Yes
path = /home/myusername/iTunes
read only = No
valid users = myusername

I also set a password for this user using smbpasswd -a myusername. I can go to smb://192.168.1.6 on the host machine and log in to the share successfully, but on Windows 7 I see this: What am I doing wrong? I can connect to the shares list without any problems. It's just the login that doesn't work.

Update: I noticed that my Samba server is part of the WORKGROUP domain.

Domain=[WORKGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.5.7-1.17.1-2505-SUSE-SL11.4-x86_64]
Sharename Type

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General :: Defining Private Samba Shares?

Oct 24, 2010

I'm trying to modify my Linux server's Samba config so that each user gets their own private folder, in a similar way to having a private 'home' folder. Is it possible to create a samba share that maps to different places, depending on username? E.g if 'bob' connects they see the contents of /documents/bob and if 'fred' connects they see the contents of /documents/fred, and so on?

(I know this is what the [homes] share does, but I want another specifically for each user's private documents that won't get mixed with all the Linux user cruft such as dotfiles and things)

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Ubuntu Servers :: Cannot Write To Samba Shares From Mac?

Nov 5, 2010

This is (I suspect) a Mac OS issue but they've given no help (or replies!) on Mac forums so I'll ask here.I've just got a Mac and I can connect to shares on my Ubuntu (10.04) server, read files and create directories but I cannot write. I get this error:"The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items."I can connect from the command line with smbclinet and write fine. I have tried several different users on both the Mac (cannot write) and Ubuntu clients (can write).Is this something to do with the ._filename files that finder creates? Or is there something wrong with the way I've set up my server? This is the first time I've used it with a Mac client.

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Fedora Servers :: Samba Shares Not Accessible?

Jan 5, 2009

I'm having some troubles with my samba shares on a fresh install of Fedora 10 x86_64 on my laptop. The laptop has only the KDE Desktop environment. I'm trying to share between this computer and my homebrew server via a wrt54g linksys router running DD-WRT firmware. The server is running Fedora 9 i386.

The shares on the server can be read by the laptop, and I have been consistently able to mount the server shares on the laptop using mount.cifs, but only when the firewall on the server is down. Shares are only visible between the machines when the firewall is down on the machine containing the share. I set up the shares using the system-config-samba tool, and the firewalls are both set to allow samba server and samba client. I can typically see the laptop from the server, but not the shares, and only when the laptop firewall is disabled. I can access the Laptop shares from the laptop. When trying to mount the laptop shares on the server, a warning message stating that the mount failed appears. Shares show up as correct in both the system-config-samba tool, and the KDE sharing tools. The share shows a "shared" icon in the dolphin browser.

From all that I know, the shares should work perfectly. I've searched the web, perused the man pages and how-to's, and combed through the forums, and everything I've found tells me that the shares should be working. Since they are not working, it leads me to believe that I must have made a mistake someone and not noticed it.

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Software :: Some Applications Will See Mounted Samba Shares And Some Won't

Jul 11, 2011

I have used Linux on and off over the past 15 years. Linux has been the solution to a lot of my networking problems over the years. I work in a school and I am keen to setup Linux labs for the students. Users can logon with their active directory [Micoroft accounts] and can access their files off server drives. All this is made easy with the help of CentrifyDC. I can simply access a network share and CentrifyDC handles the authentication.

My issue is that some applications will see mounted samba shares and some applications won't. For example I can open and save files to my Windows servers using applications such as Openoffice, Gnumeric, Abiword. However apps like DIA will only show local drives. Maybe some applications use the default file manager where the mounts are bookmarked whilst other use their own file manager?

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May 3, 2010

I can successfully stream video, but I cant figure out how to scale the size of the video down. This is the command I am using to start the stream.

vlc -vvv input_stream --sout '#standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst=server.example.org:1234}'

Is there a way that I can specify the height and with of the stream on the command line? From what I read, it looks like a #transcoder option would work, but I cant seem to figure it out. The above command is working, and I can view the stream, but it's extremely slow, and continuously freezes and buffers. My thinking is that if I can reduce the scale of the video.

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Apr 21, 2010

I've looked around and found some programs avaialable in linux to stream video. I'm looking to stream to my PS3 but would like to be able to stream to my other computers. I would like the program to transcode too. I'm really looking for opinions on which one to use. I tried PS3 Media Server, it worked fine but it tended to be a resource hog. Also, I had trouble seeing it on other computers.

I'm running Debian Squeeze on an old AMD 3000+ but that will be updated here in the future. This is all internal personal network. Most computers will be on wired lan.Opinions? Ease of configuration, ease of use, stablilty?

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General :: Tunneling Video Stream Through SSH?

Feb 28, 2011

There is an udp video stream accessible only on the local network, but I need to access it outside of the network. I have Linux machine (multiple actually) with root access.There is a small utility that makes the stream accessible on the local machine on port 1234.

./ping -h streamserver -p 1234

If I run it I can access the stream using vlc or mplayer.

mplayer udp://@:1234
vlc udp://@:1234

Now, I'm trying to create a port foward from my remote machine and access the port, but it is failing.

ssh me@machine -L 1234:127.0.0.1:1234

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Jun 8, 2011

I would like to know how can I share folder with samba that samba does not show it to those users that have no access to it?

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