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I've included the following in /etc/sambe/smb.comf so that i can edit files on our webserver from a Windows machine -

    comment = Websites
    browseable = yes
    writable = yes
    path = /var/www/html/
    valid users = dgard

However, I've now installed Ubuntu (13.04) on to my machine and I wish to connect to the path specified above from it, but I cannot find out how.

I've tried Connect to Server from Nautilus with the following, but it fails -


Can anyone please let me know what I need to do? Thanks.

Note: my webserver does not have a desktop installed.

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See… – user68186 Oct 3 '13 at 13:46
Thanks, but my webserver does not have a desktop, so I have to do it via terminal. – David Gard Oct 3 '13 at 13:56
Please note also that I've amended my question after trying something from the question you tagged. – David Gard Oct 3 '13 at 14:07
You either use samba, FTP or whatever file sharing method you want to use, not all at the same time. Please edit your question and let us know which of them you want, and how you plan to accomplish this. Be very verbose. – Braiam Oct 3 '13 at 14:09
I would use NFS between 2 linux systems: It will retain permissions for on; samba is for windows<>linux. – Rinzwind Oct 3 '13 at 14:37

To access a samba share you can press Ctrl+L on Nautilus to open the location bar then type:


It will then ask for authentication and mount the shared folder.

Use server's IP address if have trouble accessing by name.

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