Originally Posted by meh101
I've reported a bug that results in a Gvfs crash when I attempt to mount Windows shares on a laptop running F14 and a PC running F13. I get the same crash on either machine, but can access Windows shares on a third machine running XP.
Is there a better way than using SAMBA to access my home directory from one Fedora machine to the other? It occurred to me that there might be a better way to do this but most of the guides I've been able to find use static IPs instead of DNS. Thanks for your insights.
Of course there is.
SAMBA does not preserve security. It has to map what MS considers security into the POSIX environment supported by Linux. Needless to say, it is not a 1-1 mapping. A lot of Linux capabilities (ie. security) are dropped.
Doing two mappings (POSIX->SMB->POSIX) only gets you the lowest common denominator.
NFSv4 provides the complete mapping.