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Old 02-25-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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How can i mount to the network drive?

Dear all,

How can i mount to a network drive (-t vfat)?
how should i prompt the shell command?

Old 02-25-2003, 11:33 PM   #2
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To mount a share from a Windows box, you need the Samba client software installed. Then, you mount as...

mount -t smbfs //server_name/share /mount/point

It will work with any 9x/NT/XP share, since the disk read / writes are handled by the Windows box. Once you have it working, you can add a line in your /etc/fstab with options to allow users to mount / umount.

To see what shares might be available on a Windows box, you would use the smbclient command...

smbclient -L server_name

It might give you different shares depending on what account you use, and what permissions that account has on the Windows box.

To share from a Linux box to a Windows box, you need the Samba server, and have it configured to match the Windows network.


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