Re: sharing between linux and windows? And Then Some.
From: LX-i (lxi0007_at_netscape.net)
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2004 19:51:56 -0500
> Hi Guys,
> OK, im a 3 week old n00b,
OK. It's best if you don't hijack another thread - there is no limit
the the new threads that can be started.
> I have been using FC2 for about 3 weeks now and have set up all my media
> stuff DVD, MP3 etc, and also configured Linux to print to my shared printer
> on my XP machine.
> OK, so i have a shared Folder on my XP machine, //Dell/Music .(Yes it's a
> Dell and yes it's poo!)
> I have looked at the Samba settings and from what i can tell, that allows XP
> to access a Linux share.
> How do i go about getting Linux to access an XP share across a network?
> Im thinking that somehow i have to mount the XP share on FD2 first???
Samba will fit the bill for both XP -> Linux and Linux -> XP. From
Linux, you can mount the share to an empty directory (called a "mount
point") on your Linux filesystem, and access it just like it's part of
your hard drive.
For example, here is a snippet from my /etc/fstab that mounts a share
from my wife's computer when I log on.
//michelle/Root_C /home/summersd/michelle smbfs
owner,user,rw,exec,uid=summersd,gid=summersd,username=michelle,password= 0 0
(Imagine that all on one line, a single space for each line break.)
What that says is to mount the XP share at the specified mount point (a
directory I created in my home directory) using smbfs (which is the
Samba file system). The others just mean that I have full control over
all files, along with supplying the user name and password (yes, it's
blank). The 0 and 0 have to do with checking the filesystem for errors
on restart. Try the following...
Along with a Google or two for those topics. You'll probably find more
than you ever wanted to know about setting up file systems.
Now, from XP -> Linux, you've got to define a share in
/etc/samba/smb.conf . There are examples in there on how to define
users and shares, and there are GUI tools that allow you to set it up as
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