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Old 05-09-2003, 06:05 AM   #1
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Question linux and win xp sharing files..?

I am running Linux Red Hat on one machine and Windows-XP on another, they r laned and da Linux machine runs interent of da Win xip 1. Now is there a way i can share my D: drive with da linux machine (whihc is da second partition on my win xp pc)
Old 05-09-2003, 07:41 AM   #2
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Samba allows you to share files and printers. Between windows, macs, and unix computers including linux flavors.

This is no small project Samba is a suite of utlities to allow you
to mimic ftp, print sharing, and much more.

It uses Netbios to communicate...

Know I have a "Samba unleashed" which is a book that covers about
1200 pages just on setting up and troubleshooting Samba.

So if you have time to burn then expect about 1 to 3 months to learn how to setup Samba at 3 hours of reading a night. There is a lot of material out there about Samba but most of it is either slanted toward a certian type of OS such as redhat, debian, suse...etc. or just outdated material.

Keep in mind if you start this project there is more than one way to skin a cat. You will figure out that quote if you take on this project.
Old 05-09-2003, 08:42 AM   #3
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Depending what distro you have, you may have the SMB client allready installed. For sharing the XP machine to the Linux box this is all you need. Read up on the SMBclient command, you will need to connect to XP as an XP user. There is an option for the SMBclient command that allows you to specify this.

If you want to go the other way you need to setup a samba server first, which is a different kettle of fish. I suggest setting asside a few evenings for research before attempting it. Start here -
Old 05-09-2003, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanx 4 ya help


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