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Old 07-29-2004, 04:46 AM   #1
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share file with windows

please teach me step by step on how to share file with my windows xp machine which is in my local network?

i have 3 machine connected through switch. two of them are windows xp and one of it running fedora core 2?

how do i do share files with them.
i would like to read other machined shared files and other machine should be able to read my files in my fedora core 2 machine.

how do i archieve that.

i have no idea in this field.

Please guide me through.

thank you.
Old 07-29-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
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i just can say u where to start.
windows file and print sharing service is called samba

u can mount windows shares from linux. create a directory to mount win shares. in expamle it is /mnt/xp.
#mount -t smbfs -o username=user,password=pass //xp_box_name/share /mnt/xp
Old 07-29-2004, 06:35 AM   #3
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i dunno what Fedora looks like, but in SuSE and MDK you can share your linux folders simply by rigthclicking on them and choose sharing. I believe you have to enable sharing first, and then do the same procedure again to actually share the folder.
Then all you have do is map //your-linux-box/your-shared-folder/ in windows.

if any trouble, check that you have the samba server running.


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