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Old 08-07-2003, 08:07 AM   #1
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Post Sharing a windows directory under linux


hello,

can anyone help me

I have installed a redhat 8.0 server with samba, i can share a linux directory so i can see it on my windows XP machine, but how can i share a windows directory, can i do that with samba and how????
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:09 AM   #2
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i want to share a windows directory so i can see it under linux and i can backup that directory help!!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:16 AM   #3
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share the directory under windows as normal. You can then use smbmount to mount the share under Linux. Something like....

mount -t smbfs -o username=tridge,password=foobar //winmachine/share /some/local/directory
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:18 AM   #4
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You need to mount the directory somwhere onto your linux filesystem, like /mnt/windows.
try:
mount -t smbfs -o username=yourusername,password=yourpassword //windowsID/shareddirectory /mnt/windows
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:33 AM   #5
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It works thanks you man!!! it's easy but you have to no it thx!!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:04 AM   #6
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how can i set the mounting so its will be mounted at startup
 
Old 08-07-2003, 09:15 AM   #7
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I use a script file that gets run from rc.local
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:54 PM   #8
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You could just put it in /etc/fstab set to auto
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:10 PM   #9
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question: how did you set windows to be able to read a linux partition?
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:22 PM   #10
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Crowebert,

With samba on your linux system, your windows sytem will see the linux partition as a workgroup share. You can find it in networkniehborhood.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 08:45 PM   #11
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kewl! thx!
 
Old 08-08-2003, 02:40 AM   #12
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how must the line look like in /etc/fstab???
 
Old 08-08-2003, 07:23 AM   #13
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Here is an example from another thread:

//figax/D /mnt/smb/figax/D smbfs username=administrator,password=,fmask=0777,dmask=0777,rw 0 0
 
  


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