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Old 12-25-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
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Samba--Do I use client or server??

I have a FreeBSD server that I'm using as my point of entry into my home network. What I'm wanting to do is SSH into my linux machine (firewalled to the ranges that I would need to connect from). From there I just mount the drive from my Windows or other Linux machines that I need to access and transfer the files over sftp. I'm doing this from where I go to school and the only ports I have available is SSH and sftp. Unless I'm not understanding samba correctly, does my FreeBSD box need samba server or client to access the shares on my Windows computers?
Old 12-25-2004, 09:00 AM   #2
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Server = Serves
Client = Connects to servers, etc.

If your wanting to mount a Windows share from your FreeBSD box, that means it would be the client as the Windows box is serving out the network shares.

So client, no need to setup a server for FreeBSD unless you wanted Windows to mount a few of its shares.


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