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Old 11-26-2005, 08:37 PM   #1
salik
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Accessing Network shared data in Linux


Dear Fellow members and respected Seniors,

I was fedup of the 'unstable' MS Windows XP environment. So, I have installed Redhat Linux 8.0
I am trying hard to learn it and up to some extent I have been successful in that.

I am using cablenet and my cable net operator was used to give sharing on his PC containing movies songs etc. I used to find that sharing in a PC in network neighbours with its ip 192.168.0.10 (Local Lan)

Now I wanted to know.. that from where in LINUX i can go and access the shared documents and files on other PCs of the network...

I hope that i will find my answer here.

Thank You

SaLiK
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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i use a program called LinNeighborhood which lets you mount shared network folders on your local computer for easy access.

http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/
 
Old 11-26-2005, 08:48 PM   #3
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How are the other users sharing their data? Are they Windows PCs too? If so try:

$ mkdir /home/windows

as root:

# mount -t smbfs -o username=win_user_name //ipaddress/share /mnt/windows

Enter your password when prompted and you can view the shared files in /mnt/windows.

You may need to install smbfs if it's not installed.

Good Luck!
 
Old 11-27-2005, 08:09 AM   #4
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my first question... Why are you using a 4 year old OS (RH8)

Dowload fedora core 4 (FC4) for free
 
Old 11-27-2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by mmaki
How are the other users sharing their data? Are they Windows PCs too? If so try:

$ mkdir /home/windows

as root:

# mount -t smbfs -o username=win_user_name //ipaddress/share /mnt/windows

Enter your password when prompted and you can view the shared files in /mnt/windows.

You may need to install smbfs if it's not installed.

Good Luck!
Is there a way to set this up in fstab so you dont have to do it every boot?

Also one more question, when you mount something should it not automatically place it in the computer icon as a drive? Or do you have to do this manually by making a symbolic link to the mounting folder?
 
Old 11-27-2005, 12:48 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by comptiger5000
my first question... Why are you using a 4 year old OS (RH8)

Dowload fedora core 4 (FC4) for free
QFE!

You need to update that installation immediately. There are a ton of security problems that have reared their head since RH8, and you are vulnerable to every one of them right now. Download the latest distro (I like Mandriva myself) and load it. Not only will you be more secure, but you'll find that new things added to newer distros will make the task at hand easier to accomplish.

As far as the hows of doing what you want, I'd recommend that you look at SAMBA. Its very purpose is to cause windows networks to see a Linux box as another Windows machine. Also enabled Linux machines to utilize resources on Windows networks.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 01:24 PM   #7
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Fedora core is the workstation replacement for RHL
 
Old 11-28-2005, 10:39 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by mmaki
How are the other users sharing their data? Are they Windows PCs too? If so try:

$ mkdir /home/windows

as root:

# mount -t smbfs -o username=win_user_name //ipaddress/share /mnt/windows

Enter your password when prompted and you can view the shared files in /mnt/windows.

You may need to install smbfs if it's not installed.

Good Luck!
slight correction to the above code

$ mkdir /home/windows

should read:

mkdir /mnt/windows
 
  


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