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Old 12-12-2003, 07:22 AM   #1
thegreatnorth
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Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Canada
Distribution: Fedora Core 1
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Connecting to XP share from Fedora (Samba)


I decided to give Fedora a try and installed it on my second system. I setup everthing with no problems at all. I have samba running on Fedora and successfully created a share that can be seen and used by XP machine. Fedora can successfully see and use shared folder on XP machine. I use the same login and password on both Fedora and WindowsXP

I always get a "Login Prompt" when I try to connect to the WindowsXP shared folder. Without creating a mount, is there anyway to have Samba remember the login so I don't have to enter it each time?

info----------------
upstairs = WindowsXP Pro (Internet Connection Sharing on dialup)
downstairs = Fedora Core (Samba)
workgroupname = myhouse

smb.conf ----------------
[global]
workgroup = myhouse
server string = Fedora Core
netbios name = downstairs
security = share

[files]
comment = Shared Folder
path = /files
force user = joe
force group = joe
writeable = yes
guest ok = Yes
 
Old 12-12-2003, 05:38 PM   #2
mnsg1
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Registered: Jun 2003
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Cool mounting samba shares on RedHat, Mandrake, Fedora

why dont you just automount the share at boot. that way you dont have to remeber the password or click on anything to activate.


1.Open the terminal
2. Logon as root
(user)$ su
password: (root's password)
3. # cd /etc/rc.d
4. # vi rc.local
5. Arrow down to bottom
6. hit <esc> <esc> <o> to add a line (that is o not zero)
7. hit <esc> <esc> <i> to insert text
8. Then type in this text:

mount -t smbfs -o username=(username),password=(user password) //machine_name/share_name /mount_point

Note: there is a space before //machine_name

9. When finished hit <esc><esc> <shift>+<z><z> to save changes
10. Reboot

(usename) = i.e. Administrator
(password) = i.e. Administrators Password
machine_name = Windows box name (right click my computer , select properties)
share_name = default share name (i.e. C$ for Primary Master)
mount_point = where you want to put on the linux box ( /tmp or /home/user/Desktop/Windows - to do this you will have to create the Windows directory.)

I hope that helps.
 
  


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