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Old 04-19-2006, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question Newbie - How to Access Windows Shares & Printers

I'm running RHEL AS 4 but the other machines on our network at work are all running Windows. Can someone point me to a good starting place to learn about how to access shared Windows resources (i.e. drives, folders and printers) from my newly built RHEL node?

I've certainly heard of SAMBA but my understanding is (and this may be wrong) that SAMBA is for sharing resources on Linux with Windows nodes -- I want the opposite here.
Old 04-19-2006, 10:48 PM   #2
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Samba can do it both ways. A program called smbclient can be used to see windows shares on a linux machine.
for more information, type on the command line
man smbclient
if you see a manual for smbclient, then u already have smbclient installed, just run
from the KMenu, to see the windows shares on your lan.

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