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Old 06-03-2003, 10:13 PM   #1
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Viewing Shared Windows files in linux


I can view and use files from linux in networking on my xp box and I can copy files from the windows to the linux box. How do I actually see the files I am sharing in windows on the linux box. is there a way to browse to it perhaps? Thanx as always.

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Old 06-03-2003, 10:20 PM   #2
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you need to mount the shared folders using the samba client on the linux box. 'smbfs' is the command to use in the command prompt.
 
Old 06-03-2003, 10:30 PM   #3
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I typed smbfs in the command promt in linux and it says it cannot find the specified command. I typed in smbclient and it didn't give an error but did not seem to do anything. Am I doing something wrong? thanx
 
Old 06-03-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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Try:
mount -t smbfs //IPofWindowsBox/sharename /local/mountpoint/on/your/linux/system
It might ask you for a pass, but this is the way I mount my Windows shares and it works fine.
 
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Again I apologize for my lack of knowledge but what do I need to enter for my mout point? Don't really understand it all yet! Thanx
 
Old 06-03-2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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it is the directory where you want to mount your windows folders. it can be any directory as long as it there and empty

once you mount it yu can 'cd' into that directory and then you can read all the files you want
 
Old 06-03-2003, 11:04 PM   #7
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OK~After I do that this is the response I get and then it asks for a password.

2473: session request to 192.168.1.100 failed (Called name not present)
2473: session request to 192 failed (Called name not present

The files show up in the folder when I browse to it. However when I try to play one~they are mp3's xmss and the other players do not load them. am I missing something??
 
Old 06-12-2003, 12:49 PM   #8
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