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Thread: SAMBA config?

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    AO übergeek phishphreek's Avatar
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    Jan 2002

    SAMBA config?

    Hi all,

    I have a Red Hat server functioning as my web and file server on my home network.

    I have configured SAMBA and use it all the time as my file server.

    What I can't figure out is how to get the linux box to connect to a M$ share.

    I have a M$ NTFS share that I'd like to access via the linux box.

    I use the same usernames and passwords on both of the boxes.

    I know that I can just browse from my M$ box to the linux box and place the file(s) over that I want to use on the linux box, but I want to know if there is an easier way.

    Command line (M$), I know how to attach to a remote drive with net use u: \\server\share

    what would be the linux equivalent?

    So far, all I've been able to find via google is how to configure linux as a file server using samba with no mention of connecting a linux box to a M$ share.

    As always... thanks in advance!
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    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    mount -t smbfs //windowsbox/windowsshare /mnt/yourmountpoint -o guest.
    The guest bit is so samba doesnt ask you for a password which it will by default even if there is no password set on the share.

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    Jan 2002
    Dunno if owensleftfoot command works, but I use

    smbmount //windowsbox/sharename /mnt/yourmountpoint -o username=yourusername,workgroup=yourworkgroup

    Will prompt for the password.

    Note if you're using a domain user, the workgroup bit needs to be set to the domain name (failure to do this will stop it from working)

    smbmount is a bit tricky, I have had some problems in the past, like only seeing the first character of each filename. It works ok with a windows 95 box here, and I've had it work on NT4 /Win2k servers too. Be sure to unmount the share when you've finished with it, it seems easy to make it un-unmountable if the windows box becomes unavailable while it's mounted.

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    Aug 2002
    post your smb.conf file pls so we can see what it looks like.

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    Aug 2001
    Posting your smb.conf file is a huge security breach. Don't do it.
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