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Accessing Shares on a Windows Computer from a Linux Workstation

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 21 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2003/12/1
Source code: N/A

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A logical first step for new Linux users is, after building a Linux workstation, to want to connect it to their existing Windows network. This document describes how to connect to shares on a Windows computer from a Linux workstation.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Overview of the process

3. Definitions

4. Creating an accessible share on the Windows computer
4.1 Creating a share
4.2 Making a share accessible

5. Make sure the Samba client is installed and running
5.1 Make sure Samba is installed
5.2 Make sure Samba is running

6. Set up a mount point on the Linux sorkstation

7. Make changes to Linux workstation configuration files
7.1 Change /etc/hosts
7.2 Change /etc/fstab
7.3 Create /etc/samba/{credentials file}

8. Access the share

9. Checklist

10. Where to go for more information

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