Bug 75437 - Nautilus cannot display SMB shares
Nautilus cannot display SMB shares
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
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Reported: 2002-10-08 12:15 EDT by Ted Clark
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-10 08:58:33 EDT
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Description Ted Clark 2002-10-08 12:15:44 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
When I type 'smb:' in the Nautilus location bar I get an error dialog that says
'Nautilus cannot display "smb:///".'  If I reboot to (null) this works fine. 
This _was_ working in psyche for a while right after I had (fresh) installed.

I have gnome-vfs2-extras-0.99.5-1 installed.  I did a forced install of the
Nautilus and gnome-vfs2* packages from (null), this did not help.  I reinstalled
the correct Nautilus and gnome-vfs2* packages and renamed my ~/.nautilus and
~/.gconf/apps/nautilus directories, still does not work.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start Nautilus
2. enter 'smb:' in the location bar

Actual Results:  I get an error dialog that says 'Nautilus cannot display

Expected Results:  Nautilus should display SMB shares.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-08 15:51:40 EDT
Does smb://some_machine/ work? (where some_machine is the netbios name of some
machine with smb exports on the local network)
Comment 2 Ted Clark 2002-10-08 16:59:24 EDT
Yes, it does work!
Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-09 02:57:55 EDT
So it seems browsing is broken.
Just to check, can you please try these:
And write down exactly what the dialog tells you for each of them.
Comment 4 Ted Clark 2002-10-09 09:23:28 EDT
Now this is interesting..

smb:    -> Nautilus cannot display "smb:///".
smb://  -> Nautilus cannot display "smb:".
smb:/// -> Nautilus cannot display "smb:///".
Comment 5 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-09 09:55:04 EDT
But it doesn't say 
"smb:///" is not a valid location. Please check the spelling and try again.
which would have indicated that smb support wasn't found.
So, something goes wrong while trying to browse the lan. strange.
Comment 6 Ted Clark 2002-10-09 10:26:22 EDT
Nope, I don't get any error messages about not being a valid location.

This used to work, and reinstalling the packages did not fix it, so I think
there's probably some configuration or state information squirrelled away
somewhere that's messing it up.  Any idea on where to start looking?
Comment 7 Alexander Larsson 2002-10-10 04:51:10 EDT
Other people who have seen this had a firewall set up that was in the way.
Can you try:
/sbin/service iptables stop
/sbin/service ipchains stop
as root, and then retry.
Comment 8 Ted Clark 2002-10-10 08:58:26 EDT
Stopping and restarting iptables worked.  Thanks Alex!
Comment 9 James Ryley 2004-08-09 20:10:20 EDT
Was there ever a solution to this?  I am running Redhat 9 and I am 
encountering the exact same behavior.

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