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Old 02-16-2004, 04:40 AM   #1
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accessing a shared folder on a server

Hello i'm a Linux Newbie..just started using RH9 and linux in gereral about a month ago. I have one question (well maybe two).

1) I have recently set up a server with e-smith on my old pc and i have RH9 on my new pc.
What i want to do, is to able to connect to a shared folder named that i have created in the e-smith server. Under windows this is very simple i just go to Network Places and find the server there and then the folder.
In Linux how is this possible?
I've heard that this can be done with samba
Do i have to have a samba server installed on the computer with e-smith and a samba client on RH9?
And is there a way to view the computers that exist like in Network Places?

Do you have any other options as to connecting to the shared folder i.e ssh? is is better then samba?

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-16-2004, 05:28 AM   #2
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Konqueror can do this, install a samba client plus there is a poackage (in my SuSe distro anyway) which adds a feature to konqueror that allows you to type smb:// to access the shared folders on that machine.
e.g smb://
the host name can also be used, though you probably have to add it to your hosts file
Old 02-16-2004, 05:42 AM   #3
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For linux-to-linux sharing you don't need samba. Samba makes a linux box emulate the network behaviour of a windows machine. You just use the built in NFS (network file system). See e.g.

To just copy files you can use scp (assuming ssh is installed on both machines, with the server running the daemon sshd).
Old 02-16-2004, 07:17 AM   #4
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thanks i will try it tonight and see what happens...


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