The Haiku/BeOS Tip Server
Tips and tricks for Haiku/BeOS users

WON misconceptions

Contributed by: Sergei Dolgov
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

There are a few misconceptions about World O’ Networking floating around out there.

First of all, you don’t need the WON setup tool itself to browse Windows shares — you can just use cifsmount or ezmount as described elsewhere on the Tip Server.

Second, to be able mount MS shares from BeOS, you don’t need to start da_hood or ksocketd. If you know the IP address and MS server and shared resource names, you can do this task using only cifsmount/ezmount.

Third, if you experience strange misbehaviour (100 % processor load, browsing errors etc.), try commenting out the ‘ksocketd’ string in /boot/beos/system/boot/Netscript.

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