Re: Sharing a Share ?
- From: bushsux@xxxxxxxxxxx (Kackle)
- Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 18:03:50 GMT
On Fri, 04 May 2007 17:25:42 GMT, Robert Newson
I've got a Micro$oft "server" based on XP-Pro. There are now
enough users so that I keep seeing messages about how there
are too MANY users and access to the shared drives blocked.
Damned if I'm going to pay M$ for Server and a bunch of
A partial solution seems to lie in linux. I created a Samba
share on my linux server that links to the M$ box. The M$
box sees a single user, the linux box, but as many people
as I want can share the 'drive' by using the Samba share.
You /did/ read your XP EULA (to which you "agreed"), didn't you:
1.3 Device Connections. You may permit a maximum of ten (10) computers or
other electronic devices (each a "Device") to connect to the Workstation
Computer to utilize one or more of the following services of the Software:
File Services, Print Services, Internet Information Services, Internet
Connection Sharing and telephony services. The ten connection maximum
/includes any indirect connections made through "multiplexing"/ or other
software or hardware which pools or aggregates connections...
So using your Linux box to multiplex indirect connections is a no-no.
And Mr.Bill wonders why Dell went back to XP and why he can't
even give away Winders in China ...
Well, us ordinary stupid people don't understand what
"multiplexing" or "aggregates" are. Maybe they should
have explained it better, so even a federal anti-trust
attourney can understand ...
Problem : Permissions. Everybody can READ the M$ drive via
the linux box, but they can't WRITE to it.
No, Problem: EULA won't let me connect more than ten (10) computers, etc
even by multiplexing.
You're a fine upstanding moral person, meaning you
shouldn't be able to understand the legalese in
those EULAs. Only lawyer scum can do that :-)
Any good general tips about this kind of end-around M$ greed ?
How do I make Samba and linux utterly user-oblivious so far
as this shared 'drive' is concerned. It's SUSE 10.
Why not host this shared drive on the Linux machine (under Samba) and then
use the XP Pro machine as a client to it.
No MAX ten (10) connections of any kind then.
Good luck selling Vista. Hope your 401K isn't through MS ...
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