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Old 09-24-2003, 04:54 PM   #1
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networking with win2k

is it possible to make my red hat 9 join a win2k domain ( that means can i get it to work with active directory and make use of its user accounts ?

how can i browse network? like in windows i would go \\svrname\sharename in run
but in red hat wat do i do ?

thanx in advance
Old 09-30-2003, 03:43 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about Active Directory, but you can make a RedHat 9 box join a windows domain using Samba. Details on setting up samba can be found on the Samba HOWTO Collection page. Once it's configured, the command to join a domain is:

smbpasswd -J <domain name>

For browsing the network on the command line, use smbclient. It's an ftp-style interface to windows shared directories.

smbclient -U <username> //<machine>/<share>

From there, you can move through the directories just like you were using ftp.

Alternatively, there are several browsers for X Windows that will allow you to browse Samba shares. The protocol is smb://. So, for example:


I haven't had much luck getting those to work, though.

Hope this helps!

-- Kintar
Old 09-30-2003, 04:03 PM   #3
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Sure, but use Samba 3.0 if you want to log in domains and use Active Directory, previous versions don't support that.


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