[Samba] Access CDROM/Floppy while using a Windows TS Client

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu Feb 19 07:19:52 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 12:41, Terry Evans wrote:
> Is there a canned installation or methodology that anyone knows of that
> allows me to configure a Linux Thin Client running "rdesktop" type
> application to 2003 Windows Term Server, which allows read/write access back
> to the local CD and Floppy on the Linux Thin Client.  The Thin Client
> application i have in mind is an academic computer lab, however, need to
> provide access back to local resources on the Thin Client.  I understand
> this is possible with Samba, however i have not got the prerequisite
> Linux/Samba skill to work this all out myself.  regards, Terry

You can mount the local floppy drive over SMB - that is, have a samba
server that shares out /mnt/floppy.

However this is not the way the Windows remote desktop clients do it
however, they use a completely different protocol (not even CIFS in RDP,
at least from what I've heard).  

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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