General Inquiry

Jeff Darby jdarby at
Mon Nov 3 22:46:43 GMT 1997


I have a rather trivial inquiry which may have been answered previously but
I do not recall seeing a response to it in any of the digests.

I admin a small network including several RS6000 machines running AIX 4.2
and a number of Win95 R2 machines. I am currently using Samba 1.9.17p4 with
no problems whatsoever.

I have recently acquired a 9gig external scsi drive which I have hanging
off one of the PC's. I was wondering if there is any way to use samba (or
otherwise) to map this drive onto the Samba server (RS6000 machine). The
extra disk space would come in handy. Are there any problems in using an
external scsi in this way ?

As a secondary topic did anyone respond to the question posed last week
regarding ascii / binary file conversion on samba mounted filesystems. I
quite often need to drop text files to and from my unix boxes and have not
found a way to make them transfer as ascii correctly. Currently I resort to
using an ftp program from my PC side to do the job but it would be nice to
be able to drag and drop.

I apologise if these questions have already been answered but as I said I
didn't find anything in the FAQ or digests to help me out.

                   A. Goninan & Co.
Jeff Darby                                       jdarby at
Structural Design Engineer                           Ph: (02) 49238615 FEA
Network Administrator                           Fax: (02) 49238501


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