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Hi all, I am using mandrake 9.2 and redhat 9. I wish to access my department server which is solaris unix with samba server. I am quite a newbie and don't know what to do. Do I also need to install samba? Thanks in advance!
Hi rlkiddjr, thank you for your help. But when I try your command, it did not work. The system showed me some information how to use mount. I think I've typed it right. I wish to create a shortcut to my folder on the server and directly access it via graphic interface. Thanks!
Dood, to effectively install, configure, and use samba you are going to have to do some reading. This is not MS networking where you right click and select sharing.... its not going to be one or two steps. I would suggest you do research on the following items to understand the process.
1. download and install samba
2. set samba to start automatically on startup
3. create samba shares AND samba users on the unix box
4. decide on some sort of name resolution method - hosts file, wins, dns, etc. make sure that name resolution
5. decide on a method of connecting the windowz clients to the linux box ( gui mapping with \\computername\sharname, net use command in loging script, etc)
T3, I'm not sure about your fifth step. Enjoyzj is attempting to connect his Linux box to a Unix server. He's not trying to connect Windows boxes to his Linux.
Enjoyzh, if you're only interested in accessing the Unix server, not giving others access to your Linux machine, then T3's first step is all you need on your box, and all you need on it is the Samba client.
If there are other Linux users connecting to the Unix server, T3's steps 2, 3, and 4 may already be done. Do you have control over the Unix server, or is it managed by someone else? If not, then you or whoever manages the server will have to do them.
Thanks, but when I modify like that, I can't login using my username (root is OK, but it seems the server in still not mounted), saying something like problems with setting up interprocess communications and network connections...
My network connection is fine, and when I delete those I added, everything becomes as usual. Oh, my god!