Re: newbie problems
From: Michael C. (mcsuper5_at_usol.com)
Date: 8 Jul 2004 00:13:52 GMT
On Thu, 08 Jul 2004 01:01:24 +0530,
GVK <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> root wrote:
> > What must I do to the windows machines in order for get access to the
> > drives for the ability to transfer files to the Linux box for some batch
> > modification?
> With each of your windows box, do folder options->view and unselect
> "use simple file sharing(recommended)". Recommended, my ass. Now, you
> must be able to access the drives of the windows machines, like
> \\w_box\c$ or \\w_box\d$. This is assuming that all the windows machines
> are using FAT drives, or, your Linux kernel is compiled to handle NTFS
> as well. Now, you can mount the entire drives on to your linux box. But,
> it can be done only by using the login/password of an administrator
> account of the windows box.
An administrator account isn't required to access user shares. (Not sure
about Administartive shares as in your example.)
Linux doesn't need to know how to access ntfs or even fat. When you
access a network file system, you send a request to a remote machine,
the remote machine then deals with that request (ignores it, issues an
error, or sends the requested data.) At no time does machine A read
machine B's disk.
> eg - this is how I mount my friend's windows box
> $ smbmount //172.16.19.5/d$ /mnt/movies -o username=xXx,password=asdf
> Bingo, the drive is on my /mnt/movies. Beware, you cannot modify the
> drive mounted(someone correct me if I'm wrong).
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