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You want to know how to 'map' a network drive from a windows pc on your network to your linux box, right? That's my next step too. I have not got that far yet... so I'm interested in this answer as well.
i havent ever tried samba or having this m/c connect thro n/w to a win32 m/c.
if you cant write to it, and you have "setup" samba to write to that folder, then can't you add the group under which samba runs to the group that has write access to the /var/www dir on the linux m/c?
i know not much bout networking. but if u can view folders across the network on linux and win32 with samba, shouldnt it be fairly straightforward to make a link from linux pointing to a dir under win32?
and whatever work u want done on the linux m/c, well, can be done on it easily. i mean, i have apache running right now, and working fine. and most of the pages i put up are just links i created in the /var/www dir instead of writing/creating them there.
so, thats why i was askin bout doing the same with samba since u said u could see the files across the network.
well, what i was suggesting was not to create/edit files on the linux machine from win32 and vice-versa. but instead have a link pointing to the working directory across the network.
can u tell me how the mapping is done on samba? is it just like "shared folders" under windows? if ur win32 machine is called "win", and linux "lin" , and u have a dir under win called "webpages", can u make a link on ur linux machine to "/win/webpages"?
what is linking. i am not familiar with it. is it similar to mounting a file system? i have not mounted a remote smb share in linux before without a gui... (i'm trying to build this baby all from afar using ssh)
well, it looks like i shall now find some more info and maybe change the document root directory to something else.... maybe then my windows box can write files to the linux box.