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Old 08-16-2008, 05:04 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to connect Linux To Win XP

hey i am using Fedora 9 and want to know whether i can connect to any Windows system in the Local Area Network(LAN) from my system??
i have heard of samba but not getting how to do it...
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:10 AM   #3
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I dont know about Fedora as I am running Ubuntu, but I didnt have to do anything other than tell Linux to lookon the network for other computers. It found both of the other two computers on my network. I had to set up a shared folder on them (the winxp machines)for shared files but that was it.
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Well samba will help windows to connect to linux, but not help linux connect to windows.
But linux machines mount windows share's the same way they mount samba shares ( using smbfs )

Share on WinXP called stuff.
mkdir -p /mnt/stuff
mount -t smbfs -o username=uxinn,password=secret //winxp/stuff /mnt/test
this will mount the share stuff as /mnt/test



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