Mapping windows drives onto Unix

Shane Nuessler shane.nuessler at
Tue Mar 4 09:58:13 EST 2003

Hi Aditya,
I use Samba on Linux to connect to Win2000 shares, authenticated within
a domain.

The command I use to mount a share:

smbmount //WINSERV/SHARE /home/mappedfolder -o rw,

The smbmnt binary needs to have it's suid set, so does the smbumount so
users can mount/unmount

The mappedfolder should be owned by the user mounting the shared drive
onto it.

Edit the smb.conf file and make sure that the domain the users
authenticate against is set,
or use -W <domainname> on the end of the above command line to specify
the domain.

I've also set the following options in smb.conf.
   workgroup = <DomainName>
# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string =  MyWinServer  'server name shown to users in dialogs
   security = domain
   password server = <DomanAuthenticationServer>

Read man smb.conf for more info and other options.


On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 22:59, aditya padhi wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to map windows 2000/NT drives onto Unix Box ( SunOS 5.6
> sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-Enterprise-10000 ) .
> The purpose to to pool data from VoIP servers to Unix.
> My questions are :
> 1. Is it possible to do it using Samba ?
> 2. If yes, then what are the softwares I need to install on Unix and
> Windows ?
> 3. Where can I get the software ?
> 4. What are the configuration steps ?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Aditya Padhi
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