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Old 10-28-2003, 07:25 PM   #1
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Cool LAN : How to send message to windows users

Hi !
I just installed Redhat 9.0 and this is my first Linux OS version that i ever used. So i need support from ur expertise. Thank you in advance..

Here are my questions :

1) How to send message to other user in my LAN. Most of them are using windows. In windows I use 'net send' command to do that. Let say my friend's IP is I just type 'net send Hi there..' (without quotes) in command prompt and the message will popup in his pc. The IP also can be replaced with his network ID. If i want to send message to all user in group, i use ' * ' to replace the IP address. Also, can i receive their message?

2) How to make shortcut icons in my desktop that link to certain folder(eg: /mnt folder).

3) I had to mount and unmount my floppy for every time i want to use it. I want the code that will auto mount the floppy when it receives signal/data and it will be unmounted automatically after the tranfer is done. If there is, please tell me how to make the code executable.

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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1. smbclient -M hostname <messagetext>

2. That depends on what desktop you're running. Gnome and KDE both provide means of doing this through right-clicking on the desktop.

3. I don't use floppies, but it sounds really tricky. Tried searching ?

Old 10-28-2003, 08:36 PM   #3
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I think the package your looking for is called supermount, or something similar. Personally I don't like it, I prefer to mount disks manually, but I know it's out there as my Mandrake installation uses it by default.
Like I said, I think it's called supermount but I'm not sure. At least you know it can be done.
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:43 PM   #4
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im running mandrake and it is called supermount. but i dont like it and want to get rid of it. i wish i knew how...
Old 10-28-2003, 10:23 PM   #5
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My favorite version when sending messages to "peecee" users:

# smbclient -U -M <name_of_pc>
text of message

Old 10-29-2003, 02:09 AM   #6
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Thanks to you guys for ur informations and helps.

For allohakdan :
You can disable it with: supermount -i disable (i just read it )



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