[icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing

Paul,

Peer-to-peer file sharing works in such a way whare you're not required to
set up the folder hierarchy in the path name.  All computers in a particular
workgroup, given certain secutiry constraints, are able to see folders that
are specifically shared.

In my case, for example, my work group is named "ppatel"--Yes quite
creative, I know!  All of my computers (including the Icon) are in that
workgroup.  Each computer is uniquely named.  In my case I have two
desktops, two laptops, and now the Icon as sharing computers.  My first
Desktop is my main unit with all my music stored on it and is named
"ppatel2."  I have several folders shared on this computer.  Specifically,
my music folder, which is technically located in "c:\documents and
settings\ppatel\my documents\my music," has a share name of "music."  When I
go to my Icon to access the music share that is located on the computer
named "ppatel2," I type in the following path "//ppatel2/music" without the
ending slash.

The folder above it in the hierarchy the "my documents" folder is also
shared with a share name of "documents."  To access that share, I type the
path "//ppatel2/documents."  To access my music folder I do not have to go
through the hierarchy like "//ppatel2/documents/music" since it is a
separate share in an of itself.  When it comes to network objects, the
shared objects appear on the first level of the hierarchy.  You can dig
deeper by browsing through the shares.

I hope this clarifies a bit.  Please let me know if I can answer any
questions.

Regards,

Pratik



-----Original Message-----
From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Henrichsen
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 3:30 PM
To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing

Hi, Rob. Okay. Someone told me I needed to include the slash after the share
name such as "music/". 
When I tried what you suggested, I was told it was an invalid share name.
If my music folder is under the "Paul Henrichsen" folder, wouldn't I have to
specify that?
So, wouldn't the line be: "//PAUL/Paul Henrichsen/music"?
If not, could you please explain?
When I tried that as well, I still get the invalid share name error.
What I have done is to share such folders under the paul Henrichsen folder
as: Music, documents, my files, and downloads.
In this way, if there is a file that my wife wants, she can go get it. Also,
if there is something she has downloaded, such as a program we have
purchased over the net, I will ask her to just put it into my download
folder so I can then move it to the backup folder under my files.
Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ROB MEREDITH
Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 10:29 AM
To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing

Paul:

I believe you are entering the wrong locations, and that would cause a lot
of problems. Assuming your computers network name is paul, and you have two
shared folders you want to access named "music" and "my files", you would
use the following locations:
//paul/music
//paul/My Files

I believe a share name never contains slashes after the one that follows the
computer name. In other words, it doesn't matter where the folder is on the
PC, its the share name that matters.

Rob

>>> paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx 04/04/08 06:54PM >>>
Hi, Rob. Thanks for sending me something to try.
Here is what I did.
I deleted all of the tdb files. I think there were 12.
I connected wirelessly and went to the add a network folder prompt. I typed
in:
"//PAUL/Paul Henrichsen/music/"
I got an endless loop message; something about gen gate and either var lock
or var log. I couldn't tell and some numbers.
I tried it again after deleting all of the tdb files. This time I got
another number spevifying that I had entered an invalid share name.
I tried another folder:
"//PAUL/Paul Henrichsen/My Files/"
And got a completely different error number but the same invalid share name
prompt.
Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ROB MEREDITH
Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 2:29 PM
To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing

Paul:

Please try the following in an attempt to fix file shares with Vista:

1. Be sure wireless networking is off.
2. Open File Explorer on the Braille+.
3. Open the internal flash disk.
4. Open the var folder.
5. Open the lock folder.
6. Delete all of the files with an extension of .tdb. There are probably
10-15 of them.
7. Turn on wireless networking and connect to your access point.
8. Try accessing files on your Vista machine again.

Rob

>>> paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx 04/03/08 05:13PM >>>
I will, Larry and thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Larry Skutchan
Sent: Thursday, April 03, 2008 10:28 AM
To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing

Paul, we are trying to figure out what is going on now. Please just be
patient.
On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:18:27 -0700, Paul Henrichsen wrote:


>Pamela. I love the "So there", comment<grin>.
>I think that if my boss at kurzweil saw me send a message to a customer 
>like
>that, I'd be called on the carpet<grin>.
>
>Your bedside manner aside, I wonder if Rob would consent to write or 
>talk
>with me about how to set this up from the braille plus side.
>Turning off my firewall makes no difference.
>I'm sure I just need someone who knows their way around vista to give 
>me a
>little of their time.
>I did try calling APH yesterday as my first thought, but haven't heard
>anything back since yesterday morning.
>As a representative for APH technical support, thanks for your cheerful 
>and
>positive response<grin>.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>[mailto:icon-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of PAMELA RADER
>Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 7:02 AM
>To: icon-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>Subject: [icon-discuss] Re: My first experience with file sharing
>
>Paul:
>
>Admittedly, there are still some buggs to work out.  However, in our
>defense, I can tell you that Rob Meredith put a lot of work into this 
>and I
>know for a fact that he is running Windows Vista on his home computer.  
>So,
>there!
>
>One thing to keep in mind with regard to file sharing is that we can 
>tell
>you how it's supposed to work, but you're going to have to do some 
>homework
>on your part, as far as the Vista end goes, with regard to solving any
>firewall issues or any other curve that microsoft has thrown your way.  
>It's
>very possible that what you want to do can be done, but there may be 
>some
>workarounds that have to be done.  It is impossible for us to know all 
>of
>those because every situation is different.
>
>I'm sure you're not the only Vista user on this list and so perhaps 
>there
>will be someone else who can help you troubleshoot.
>
>
>
>Pamela Rader, TECHNICAL SUPPORT
>American Printing House For The Blind
>1839 Frankfort Ave.
>Louisville, KY  40206
>
>PHONE:  1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307
>
>
>>>>paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx 04/01/08 06:16PM >>>
>I am really upset.
>I'll admit that I haven't read all of my 400 messages yet.
>I am glad those with xp are having good experiences with file sharing.
>But those of us with vista so far have been left out in the cold.
>At the risk of getting kicked off this list, I am really upset.
>I talked with Michael at level star today. I think a lot of Michael. 
>He's a
>pretty neat guy.
>But he said no testing had been done with vista with regards to file 
>sharing
>and had no ideas of what to do other than turning on the guest account 
>which
>did nothing to resolve the problem.
>Words like irresponsible and reprehensible come to mind.
>Vista has been out for well over a year now and no one on the 
>development or
>beta teams thought to test the icon with vista?
>How can this be?
>Michael's thought was that perhaps people are afraid of it.
>Well, as of January 2009,  you won't be able to buy a computer with XP.
>One would think that level star and/or APH would get with the program 
>and
>use the current operating system in their tests of the icon, braille 
>plus,
>or any other software for the computer or related to those devices..
>This is the current operating system; not windows xp; not windows 98, 
>95 or
>DOS. 
>Documentation should have been put out at the time of release for file
>sharing with xp as well as for vista.
>So, now, I am unable to use a feature on which I was counting.
>Now, I am forced to wait until someone on the development team gets 
>their
>hands on a vista machine and solves this problem.
>I respectfully submit my name as an interested beta tester for all 
>future
>releases, both hardware and software so at least someone with a vista
>machine will test these applications to make sure they are ready for the
>current operating system.
>
>Paul Henrichsen
><paulh52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
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