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UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by techtalk » Thu May 24, 2018 10:00 pm

Hi,

I'm working on a new ReactOS video. One of the things I've been trying to figure out is how to establish a UNC connection from within ReactOS to a remote share. I've tried the "NET USE y: \\[computer]\share" command, but this doesn't appear to find the \\[computer]\share. Many of the NET commands are currently being developed or not yet implemented. I've tried the host and the IP to no avail. I've tried installing the Samba client to see if that helped, without success.

Is there anyone who has been able to connect to a remote share from within ReactOS to some computer/share on your local network? If so, can you please provide some basic steps I can try or a link that helped you? I'd really like to figure this out, if it's possible and add it to my next ReactOS Video Series video.

TIA!

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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by ThFabba » Thu May 24, 2018 10:22 pm

It's completely unimplemented.

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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by techtalk » Thu May 24, 2018 10:51 pm

ThFabba wrote:It's completely unimplemented.
I noticed on the changelog, here :

Commands and utilities:
net: Many improvements to this command. (Eric Kohl)

Do we know what kind of improvements have been made or what new functionality was implemented? I'm testing with the nightly build v0.4.10.

Thanks for your response!

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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by ThFabba » Fri May 25, 2018 8:36 am

The "net" command is somewhat implemented. Even "net use" probably works. You can use it for VMware/VirtualBox shared folders, for example. However "File and Printer Sharing", i.e. SMB/CIFS, is not implemented at all, so neither explorer nor "net" will be able to access remote computers that way.

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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by techtalk » Fri May 25, 2018 9:22 am

ThFabba wrote:The "net" command is somewhat implemented. Even "net use" probably works. You can use it for VMware/VirtualBox shared folders, for example. However "File and Printer Sharing", i.e. SMB/CIFS, is not implemented at all, so neither explorer nor "net" will be able to access remote computers that way.
Thank you for your reply! Is there any (known) method of connecting to a remote share at this time that works in ReactOS? I'm guessing no at this point. Just want to make sure I'm asking the question in the right manner.

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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by EmuandCo » Fri May 25, 2018 12:42 pm

Well, you can use VMWare or VBox shared folders. These are connected at detection on startup by default.
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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by Heis Spiter » Sat May 26, 2018 11:22 am

For the record, net use is properly implemented, given there are network providers registered.
So far, the only network providers I could test in ReactOS are: VBox shares, VMware shares and NFS.
The later looks the most to what you're looking for: remote shares. Even though, they are not 100% perfect, and more Linux oriented than SMB shares.
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Re: UNC Connection from ReactOS -> Share

Post by techtalk » Tue May 29, 2018 5:28 pm

Heis Spiter wrote: The later looks the most to what you're looking for: remote shares. Even though, they are not 100% perfect, and more Linux oriented than SMB shares.
Thank you! I'll hold off on this aspect for now. Sounds like it's getting closer though, very good news!

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