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Old 08-11-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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mount the filesystem from the remote NFS server.


I made a NFS server for sharing files in local network.
Except the NFS server I have two client pc.
One is installed with Linux. another one is installed with winxp.

In linux one:
# mount remote_NFS_server_IP_Address:/share /mnt/remote_file
by the above command I can mount the NFS file from remote server.

In winxp one:
I am not sure if some NFs client software is available for mounting
NFs file from the remote server.
 
Old 08-11-2005, 09:35 AM   #2
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There are clients available, but you got to pay for them. MS offers something called services for UNIX or something like that. I believe you can get a demo from them.

If you want to share files between Linux and Windows, use Samba.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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this is not the apropriate forum.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:18 AM   #4
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this is not the apropriate forum.
Why not ?
The server is, although unspecified, certainly running Solaris, and anyway NFS is a Sun contribution to open systems.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 02:49 AM   #5
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just because the questions are related to linux and xp. i just thought other forums could be more suitable, not the only one, to provide a solution.

Anyway. I am sorry to interfere.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 03:24 AM   #6
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no problem, you are indeed right that the issue is not with the Solaris box.

It is with a non Solaris client for which no suitable forum exists, at least on LinuxQuestions
 
Old 08-12-2005, 04:53 AM   #7
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Services for Unix is free and can be obtained from the Microsoft website aslong as you have Windows 2000 or XP Professional. You do need to sign up for a .net passport however, though this is free to do.

When installing SFU you only need the nfs client, everything else can be left uninstalled, unless of course you want those bits and pieces of software.

Other than that, NFS clients for Windows are a bit thin on the ground and what there is charge substantial amounts for a license

tataros3: it is fine to point out other's mistakes when you are providing an answer, eg "there exists such a product that might help you, by the way there is such a thing wrong with your post" but to go around pointing out mistakes others have made and having nothing constructive towards the problem like you have done can be considered trolling. You didn't even suggest why this wasn't the appropriate forum until the OP challenged you.

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Old 08-12-2005, 08:44 AM   #8
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Services for Unix is free and can be obtained from the Microsoft website aslong as you have Windows 2000 or XP Professional. You do need to sign up for a .net passport however, though this is free to do.
I did not know that. When I go thet CD, I thought it was for like a 90 day trial. I just Thought you had to buy it then.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 08:51 AM   #9
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Oh no, when you go to the download page it says you can register to download, thats when you need to have or make a .net passport, they also want your name and address but I always put n/a for them.

I don't think it says it is only for 2000 or XP but the installer bails of you don't have one of those two OSs. If you search on google there is a hack to disable the OS checking but I haven't tried it.

You also have to either set up a NIS server or copy /etc/passwd and /etc/group to each of the windows' machines. I have always found it easier to use samba for windows to unix or windows to windows and NFS for unix to unix

The reason there are few NFS windows clients may be due to the fact Microsoft offer a freely available solution or most are happy with samba

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