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Old 08-23-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
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Samba Question.


Hey there, I'm new to these forums Looks quite nice (except I hate the url to get here), I would suggest forums.linuxquestions.org as a direct link to these forums.


anyways, I installed Redhat 9.0 on a little box at home, I successfully got Samba running and a directory shared across my home network. Eg, windows can view the linux shared directory via the "My Network Places".

The question is, How may I view a windows shared drive from my linux box?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

You will need to use the mount command. Create a mount point then mount the drive:
mkdir /mnt/mywinbox
mount -t smbfs -o username=USER,password=PASSWORD //winbox/share /mnt/mywinbox
 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:23 PM   #3
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just a side note you could use konquere to get the share name on the windows box
url would be something like :

smb://your-_windows_machine_name

 
Old 08-23-2003, 05:23 PM   #4
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just a side note you could use konquere to get the share name on the windows box
url would be something like :

smb://your_windows_machine_name

 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:15 AM   #5
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Thanks, worked great.
How do I have it automount on bootup?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:04 AM   #6
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You can either create an entry in /etc/fstab or put the mount command at the end of rc.local

I have see reports of people having problems putting it in /etc/fstab (ie it won't always mount). Plus if you use rc.local you could write a script to see if the other machine is alive before it tries to mount the share.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:13 PM   #7
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can you give me an example entry for /etc/fstab?

thanks for the help.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:17 PM   #8
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Try this:
Code:
//winbox/share /mnt/mywinbox smbfs username=USER,password=PASSWORD,user 0 0
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:32 PM   #9
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Is it possible to mount a ftp location?
 
Old 08-24-2003, 03:42 PM   #10
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Take a look here for examples and a howto:
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO/ftpfs.html
 
Old 08-25-2003, 08:07 AM   #11
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Thanks, very cool stuff.
 
  


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