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Old 05-15-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Samba and Windows 9x or Millenium


First, sorry for my bad "English."

I would like to know if you succeeded to
using CIFS with Windows 98 or/and Millenium?

If your answer is yes, could you show me how to do that?

Thanks in advance.
Old 05-15-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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If you mean, can I mount my linux shares using samba on Windows 98 (actually running as a VM in vmware) then the answer is yes, and I highly recommend the HOWTO and "By Example" sections of
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Welcome to LQ!

Actually CIFS and SMB are not the same. But you can use SMB with M$ products an get everything to work with your Linux. The CIFS submission by M$ has expired. Wonder why?

excerpt from 'SMB' wiki;

At around the time when Sun Microsystems announced WebNFS [1], Microsoft launched an initiative in 1996 to rename SMB to Common Internet File System (CIFS) (pronounced /k ɪ f s/), and added more features, including support for symbolic links, hard links, larger file sizes, and an initial attempt at supporting direct connections over TCP port 445 without all the NetBIOS trimmings (a largely experimental effort that required further refinement). Microsoft submitted some partial specifications as Internet-Drafts to the IETF,[2] though these submissions have expired.
'SMB-HOWTO' is a good HOWTO. Plus do a search here on LQ as this has been covered many times.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
Old 05-19-2009, 07:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply.

I believe I read almost everything Site. But can not find solutions to mount a share win9x-Linux with samba.
See an attempt to mount:

# Mount.cifs // /home/sergio/drv_f -o guest, servern = linux

The above line gives this result:

mount error 112 = Host is down
Refer to the mount.cifs (8) manual page (egman mount.cifs)

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