What if The remote machine is off site? Like say the Remote machine is at a client location.
Yep, that raises the bar!
You can of course open up the SMB port to the big bad internet, but this has security hairs on it.
How about the following (I haven't tried this, it is a bit convoluted):
- Run an openssh server on the Windows box
- Set up a reverse ssh tunnel so that the Linux box can ssh back to the Windows machine (this is to temporarily bypass the client firewall without resorting to changing the firewall port forwarding)
- From the Linux box, set up an sshfs to the Windows machine to mount the CDROM.
It strikes me it would be easier to just scp
the contents of the CDROM to the Linux machine