[Samba] accessing files on XP box from Linux Box

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Sat Jun 26 21:10:51 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-06-26 at 12:57, John Almberg wrote:
> Like many, I'm trying to make the move from Windows to Linux.
> Unfortunately, I'm not the only one who works at my company. The primary
> file server is a Windows XP Pro machine. There is a share on this
> machine that I must connnect to.
> As a first step, I'm trying to connect to this shared directory from my
> new Linux workstation. 
> After many hours of combing through documentation and web pages, I
> believe I need to use smbmount, however, I can't seem to get this to
> work.
> What I think should work is:
> smbmount //company-name/e /mnt/win
> where 'company-name' is the full name of the server, and the share is
> mapped to drive 'E:'
> however, this results in the following error message:
> 4842: Connection to company-name failed
> SMB connection failed
> I've also tried variations on this theme, adding username, etc., but I
> always get the same error, so I suspect I'm not even connecting to the
> server...
> I'm sure that this is a common problem for people trying to make the
> transition, so any help, much appreciated.
mount -t smbfs //server_name/share_name -o \
"username=Windows_user,password=Windows_user_password" /mnt/windows

I think...doing this from memory


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