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Old 10-12-2001, 10:26 PM   #1
King V
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Question Using samba to mount windows shares

Allrighty, here's one that I thought was pretty easy, but I guess not (well, not for me anyway)

I have as a central machine a Win98 box with several folders that are shared on a LAN, mostly with Win9x boxes, but also with the Linux box I have.

Now, I see that I can use Samba client on the Linux machine as a way to get to that info, but the smbclient program is, as far as I can tell, much like using FTP.

I can get and put files, but unfortunately that's not what I'm looking for.

I'd like to be able to do a remote mount, much as you'd mount one linux filesystem from another machine to a mountpoint on the one I'm using. To wit, I want to be able to get to the stuff without actually having to copy it over to the hard drive on my Linux box.

Is this possible? If so, how? I figure if a Windows box can browse remote files on another Windows box, and a *nix machine can browse remote files on another *nix machine, then Linux should be able to do the same with a remote Win9x box, no?

(here's to hoping my question is clear)
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Old 10-13-2001, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hmm . . that was easy enough! Thanks!!


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