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Old 04-03-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Mounting drives on remote computers

Can I mount to a remote Windows XP folder using Linux or a Live CD on the same network? Also, can RCP copy files from a remote computer on the same network? I am looking to be able to connect to a Windows XP machine and copy files back and forth without running Samba. My XP machine is running NTFS v5.


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You could use scp and putty respectively.
Old 04-04-2007, 05:42 AM   #3
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I haven't used putty, and I do not know of scp, but you've given me something to work with. I will be trying those out this week.

Thanks a lot.

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putty is a windows client to connect to a linux computer running ssh. scp is a secure copy command line application. WinSCP is a good windows application for secure FTP connections to a linux PC.

With XP Pro a linux PC can connect to a windows PC via rdesktop. You need to enable remote desktop connections on the windows PC. You can mount local drives so copying files back and forth can be accomplished.

There are other methods for connecting to a windows PC with linux but it requires the appropriate software to be installed. There are ftp servers, ssh servers and VPN software. Hamachi is secure VPN software that is easy to install on both linux and windows PCs.
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If you have command-line or some other access to the target computer, you can setup a FTP server on your computer. Then you just have to log in to the Windows computer, and ftp the files back and forth.


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