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Old 02-10-2004, 12:24 PM   #1
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network share/NTFS clarification

OK so from what I can gather NTFS reading is no problem, unless you have redhat then you need to dl the ntfs rpm.

Writing might be possible, but its not recommended cause bad stuff can happen.

However if you are samba to connect to a shared ntfs drive on another computer, you can write to it because smb is the interface and not NTFS?

Is this all correct?

I've read various things in pieces on different threads here and this is what I have gathered on the whole.

Is writing this way 'safe'? Or are there still the same issues with writing to NTFS drives?

Old 02-10-2004, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yes, if you are connecting to a Windows computer, you can read/write to the share all you want. That's because the Linux computer isn't doing the the read/write, just requesting data from or transfering it to the Windows computer, which does the read/write.

I can't write Russian. If I speak a comman language with somebody who does write Russian, I can tell him what to write. That somebody can also read a Russian letter to me.
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Just what I wanted to hear.....thanks
Old 02-11-2004, 02:27 AM   #4
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then why cant i write to my ntfs disk? would i need to tell my other computer (network) from linux what to write, then tell the network computer to stuff to my winxp disk? (i.e use it as a cache?)


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