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Old 03-29-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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SUSE linux and Windows domain

two questions:

can a SUSE linux desktop access files on a Windows LAN network?

how about the other way around, can a Windows LAN user access files from a SUSE linux desktop machine ?

I'm the admin of my Windows 2003 server domain and Windows 2000 server domain but I have no clue how to enable either situation
Old 03-29-2004, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yes to both questions. You can use the Samba client to access resources on Windows machines and the Samba server to create shares that Windows machines can see.

If you are running Suse you probably have both packages installed. I found it easier to skip the GUI configuration utility and made my changes directly to /etc/smb.conf.

The process is to configure Samba actually pretty simple and, in my opinion, works faster and more reliably than Windows.

You can go to for more information on how Samba works.
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thank you, will check out


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