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How to check SAMBA locally, and remotely

How to check SAMBA locally, and remotely

How to check SAMBA locally, and remotely

I've got 2 PCs with different hostnames on a LAN running Linux-SAMBA 3.5.5 that have exactly the same smb.conf as follows:


    workgroup = STUDY-Group
    server string = Samba Server
    security = SHARE
    log level = 5
    log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
    max log size = 50
    dns proxy = No
    guest ok = Yes
    hosts allow =,
    hosts deny =
    case sensitive = No

    comment = Home Directories
    valid users = %S
    read only = No
    browseable = No

    comment = All Printers
    path = /tmp
    create mask = 0700
    guest only = Yes
    printable = Yes
    use client driver = Yes
    browseable = No

    path = /mnt/sda10/Downloads
    read only = No
1. For outgoing shares
What command can I enter on each machine to see what is being shared out to my LAN?
2. For incoming shares
What command should I use to see what others are sharing for me to use?
3. Windows PC
On a Windows machine in the network, will I see an icon somewhere for the 'HOME' share for my ID after I authenticate? Or will it be a drive-letter?

thanks in advance

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