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Old 08-16-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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access shared windows folder from redhat


when i try to access shared windows folder from redhat with the command smb://destinationip/sharedfolder or smbclient://destinationip/sharedfolder i get error as connection timed out in linux but when i try to ping the windows machine from linux iam getting reply from windows machine. i had kept windows firewall off in xp but it is not working so how to transfer files from redhat enterprise version 5 to windows xp please guide me


Old 08-16-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Try doing it from the XP machine, instead of from RH.
Also, look into Filezilla to do ftp or sftp.
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When using SMB to connect to another machine, you use the machine's windows name not the IP.

smb://workgroup/computer_name/shared_folder also check your security settings on the server. Your client might not be passing the correct info.
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What version of redhat? I don't have a ton of experience in windows shares on Linux, but all of mine use CIFS to mount it on the Linux side.


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