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Quick question:

Is there any way to connect Tails to a Samba-based shared-folder in the local network? Big thanks to @cacahuatl I found an answer for this part!

Now the more difficult part is:

Do I have to configure the Samba-server for an access coming from Tails in a special way?

I tried to connect to the exchange-folder in three different ways:

  1. smb://HOSTNAME without success.

    • Causing error: "Unable to access location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection refused"
  2. smb://WORKGROUP/HOSTNAME without success.

    • Causing error: "Unable to access location. Failed to retrieve share list from server: Connection refused"
  3. smb://WORKGROUP/HOSTNAME/Exchange without success.

    • Causing error: "Unable to access location. Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument"

My current /etc/samba/smb.conf configuration looks like that:

[global]
workgroup = WORKGROUP
server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)

and

[Exchange]
path = /home/user/Tails-Exchange
guest ok = yes
read only = yes

Even if I set the shared-folder to public = yes and allow guest ok = yes, I always get those errors.


Thank you very much for your ideas!

Tails = the amnesic incognito live system.

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All configurations were correct, the problem was different.

One more thanks to cacahuatl for his note: In Linux-based clients it seems to be necessary to access the Samba-server via IP-address by default, but not by its individual hostname.

Therefore you have to determine the IP-address of your Samba-server related to its hostname with the following command:

nmblookup <hostname>

Afterwards, just copy the displayed IP-address into Tails file browser and you will have connection success!

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