Today i have to connect to Windows share from CentOS 7. This is how I done it:
# yum install samba samba-client cifs-utils
then I have created directory in /mnt
# cd /mnt
# mkdir smb_share
# mount.cifs //ip_address/windows_share smb_share/ -v -o user=username,pass="secretpass",sec=ntlm
That’s all 🙂
Recently I have been in the UK, in a company where many users are connecting to my company server data via VPN and they have told me, that they have problems with OpenVPN client running on Windows 10.
First problem was with OpenVPN client version because, the newest client requires Administrator rights to start. The working version in my case was 32bit and 64bit versions.
The second problem was that after one hour the connection was closing down. Solution for that was easy. I had to only add those two lines
keepalive 10 60
to openvpn config file – and that’s it. After one hour the connection was still up and runnig !
Few days ago I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise (90 days evaluation edition) on my company workstation. Everything was fine until i have installed Avast in version 7 (I don’t remember the major and minor version). The W8 became unstable – it was hanging from time to time.
My first though was that is something wrong with my hardware – so I started to check it but it look that everything was ok. After next system hang i noticed that the W8 is giving me a clue of what is causing this. It was
driver IRQL not less or equal (aswnet.sys or dll – don’t remember 😉 )
I started to google the internet and i have found information about here and here.
The problem was with old version of Avast Antivirus. I have upgraded Avast to the latest version and after that everything was ok.
Today i have discovered a very usefull script to manage network connection under Windows XP/Vista/7. I know that this is maybe obvoius but I want to share that info.
First is a script for automatically obtaining IP adres:
netsh interface ip set addres name=”Default network connection” source=dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns “Default network connection” source=dhcp
netsh interface ip set wins name=”Default network connection” source=dhcp
Second one is for static IP configuration”
netsh interface ip set address name=”Default network connection” source=static addr=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx mask=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx gateway=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx gwmetric=1
netsh interface ip set dns “Default network connection” static xxx.xxx.xxx.xx
Of course you should replace the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with your IP configuration 🙂
After looking for something which I could use to remotely connect to Windows Desktop I found a small piece of software which is Remmina. Before that was using a script, which was very useful, but there was missing some functionality which was important in my work. I have downloaded the Remmina (remmina-0.9.3.tar.gz) source file and also remmina plugins (remmina-plugins-0.9.2.tar.gz) from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/remmina/files/. For proper install from the source we’ll need those libs:
and then you’ll have to compile the remmina plugins and after that remmina main program. If everything goes ok, you will have a very nice remote desktop client 🙂