Accessing shared folders on windows systems from my Fedora system
I have installed Fedora core 2 on my system and configured samba.I can access the shared folders in my system from the windows machines. But how can I access the shared folders in the windows machines from my system. In windows machines if we go to start>Run>type \\computername, the system will be opened showing all the shared folders on that system. In the sameway what is way to look the shared folders on the windows machines from my system with Fedora Core 2 on it.
One way is to mount them with smbmount. You'll need to create a directory (or if you have existing directories you want to use, that's ok) for each share you want to mount. You'd then mount as follows: smbmount service mount-point -o options, e.g. to mount a shared folder, called "Shared" on "Machine2" with /mnt/samba as the mount point:
smbmount //Machine2/Shared /mnt/samba.
You'll then be able to navigate to the mount point and see the files listed there. The options are, well, optional. See "man smbmount" for details about the various options you can use.
Edit: if you happen to use Xfce as your desktop environment, it comes with an application called Xfsamba that will also let you browse shares. If you use KDE, you can use Konqueror to browse shares, by putting in "smb://service" in the address bar (e.g. for the example given above, you'd use "smb://Machine2/Shared"). I believe Nautilus in GNOME also has this functionality. You should be able to double-click the "Computer" icon on GNOME's desktop and then use the "Network" icon.
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