[Samba] red hat linux8.0 to windows communication

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu May 1 15:46:38 GMT 2003

On Thu, May 01, 2003 at 03:23:48PM +0900, ashwini wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm working on red hat linux8.0. I need to fetch files from windows.
> So i Installed samba on my linux machine. Can u please tell me how can i
> contact windows machine from linux and view files and copy that into
> linux?
> Do i have to install samba client for windows 2000?? if so, can u please
> tell me where can i get that and what to be done for installing the same.
> Pls help me in this regard. Ecpecting u'r reply ASAP.

You'll need to share the Windows disks or folders that you want to
access from Linux, then use smbclient or smbmount on the Linux machine
to mount and access them.  Look at the man pages for smbclient and

> I am very new for samba. can you plz give step by step information.
> from my windows machine I want to execute postgresql which is on linux 
> machine.
> what will be the best solution.

Well, you can't exactly do that.  But if the program on Windows which
you want to use with postgresql can use a SQL server on a network port,
you can set it up to connect to your Linux machine's running postgresql.
If you just want to *control* it from Windows, look into running sshd on
your Linux machine and PuTTY (an SSH client) on the Windows machine.  At
a pinch you could use tewlnet, but the telnet service is insecure and
the Windows telnet client sucks 18-wheelers through a drinking straw

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