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Old 08-30-2001, 03:48 PM   #1
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Question accessing Windows fileserver from linux

Hi....I know that Windows clients can access files on a linux server thru Samba, but how can you map a network drive/access a pc fileserver from a linux client?? I know very little about Samba..
Old 08-30-2001, 05:04 PM   #2
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i too know very little about samba, so there may be a better way to do this.. but to mount my remote window$ drives i do..

% mount -t smbfs //<HOST>/<SHARED_DIR> /mnt/whatever

i dont think you have to have samba installed to mount drives like this.. but you will need support compiled into the kernel for samba filesystems..



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