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  mount -o username=''user'',password=''password'' //''computer''/''share'' ''/mountpoint''
 
  mount -o username=''user'',password=''password'' //''computer''/''share'' ''/mountpoint''
 
Here you replace ''user'' by your user name, ''password'' by your password, ''computer'' by your computer's name, ''share'' by your share's name and ''/mountpoint'' by your mountpoint, e.g. /mnt/samba. Note that your mountpoint has to be an existing directory.
 
Here you replace ''user'' by your user name, ''password'' by your password, ''computer'' by your computer's name, ''share'' by your share's name and ''/mountpoint'' by your mountpoint, e.g. /mnt/samba. Note that your mountpoint has to be an existing directory.
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= Providing a network drive =
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In this chapter we discuss how to provide a network drive that is accessible for everyone in the network.
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Make sure /etc/samba/smb.conf contains the following:
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[global]
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security = share
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[tmp]
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comment = Temporary file space
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path = /tmp
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read only = no
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public = yes
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Then do a
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/etc/init.d/smb restart
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Then mount the tmp share
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mount //localhost/tmp /mnt/smb
  
 
= See also =
 
= See also =
 
* [[Interoperability]]
 
* [[Interoperability]]

Revision as of 18:47, 24 March 2009

Samba allows you to access network drives on Windows computers from your Linux computer and to provide network drives for Windows computer on your Linux computer. If your computer accesses a network drive, you are using the Samba client. If you provide a network drive on your computer, you are running the Samba server.

Mounting a network drive

To mount a shared drive from a Windows computer, open a console and type

mount -o username=user,password=password //computer/share /mountpoint

Here you replace user by your user name, password by your password, computer by your computer's name, share by your share's name and /mountpoint by your mountpoint, e.g. /mnt/samba. Note that your mountpoint has to be an existing directory.

Providing a network drive

In this chapter we discuss how to provide a network drive that is accessible for everyone in the network. Make sure /etc/samba/smb.conf contains the following:

[global]
	security = share

[tmp]
	comment = Temporary file space
	path = /tmp
	read only = no
	public = yes

Then do a

/etc/init.d/smb restart

Then mount the tmp share

mount //localhost/tmp /mnt/smb

See also