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Old 03-06-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
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Accessing files on a linux computer from windows

Here is my situation. I have two computer one running debian the other is a windows computer. On the debian I have a bunch of music files I want to use from my windows computer. I would like to use something like net use so that I could add more music files onto the debian system as well has play them with winamp. Do I have to use samba to do that or is there an easier way?
Old 03-06-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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SAMBA is the package to set up windows-style file and print sharing. It's very straight forward. Using SWAT, it can be set up with almost no difficulty.
Old 03-10-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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Sorry it took so long to reply but it is midterm week and all I have been doing is homework. I have not got samba to work yet but I have it install. I am reading a tutorial at so I should have it up and running in no time thank you


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