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Old 11-14-2002, 10:28 AM   #1
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How to see other computers on the network

Ok, showing my 'newbie-ness' again. I have 2 computers connected to a Belkin router/gateway for sharing a cable modem, one is an XP Home based comp and the other is an RH8.0 comp. How can I see the drives on the XP system from my Linux box? In XP all I have to do is map a drive, is it that easy with Linux?

What I want to do is to be able to share files that are on the XP system, but use the server from the Linux box.


Old 11-14-2002, 12:02 PM   #2
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Use Samba

Install Samba - then all you have to do is edit the samba.conf file for your workgroup. If you want something like Network Neighborhood on Linux, check out either LinNeighborhood or Jags.
Old 11-14-2002, 04:39 PM   #3
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Since your using RH8, it's pretty simple. Go to your services and check/start SMB. If you dont see SMB listed go to your package manager and install suport for Windows networking, you'll see it in there somewhere.

Then to access a share on XP, use:

mount -t smbfs -o username=yourid,password=yourpasswd //xpmachine/share /mnt/directory

You'll want to create a directory in /mnt for it before you do the above.

You wont need to do anything with your samba config unless you want to access data on RH from XP.

That should be it, good luck!

~ g0dzuki

Last edited by g0dzuki99; 11-14-2002 at 04:41 PM.


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