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Old 02-03-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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Linux Client to Windows 2003 Network. Help

I am a noob to linux but am an experienced IT person. For reasons unknown I am unable to connect to a Windows 2003 network via Linux. The problems are the same whether Mandrake 9.2 or Red Hat 9. I have modified the SMB.CONF per instructions. But still cannot connect to network resources. I see them but am prompted for username and password. No matter what I put in, it is no use. What am I missing?
Old 02-04-2004, 04:15 PM   #2
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Samba has 2 sides..
the server, for people to connect to you, config file smb.conf...
and a client, to connect to other shares..., smbclient.. (not controlled by smb.conf)
Browsing a net neighbourhood is a quite different programme, but uses these base tools..

Try mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=password,uid=localuser,gid=localgroup //server/share /mnt/share

Make sure /mnt/share exists and is chmod 777 & localuser & localgroup are suitable otherwise you cannot read or write to the files.
username must have adequate permissions on the remote server as well..

Look at man smbmount for more options..
Old 02-20-2004, 12:01 AM   #3
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thanks peter rob I was wondeing that too!


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