[Samba] SAMBA under window?
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Thu Dec 20 01:59:22 GMT 2007
On Dec 20, 2007 9:14 AM, Hugo Monteiro <hugo.monteiro at fct.unl.pt> wrote:
> hce wrote:
> > On Dec 19, 2007 12:27 PM, Curtis Maloney <cmaloney at cardgate.net> wrote:
> >> hce wrote:
> >>> It is actually to mount a dumb linux device to a window file system,
> >>> just like to mount an usb stick to the window file system. Yes, if the
> >>> linux device (without samba on it) can be mounted by a window file
> >>> syste, then the window can config the linux device, modify data and
> >>> transfer data to it.
> >> So, your actual goal is to allow remote configuration of these Linux devices?
> >> Why must it be done via mounting them like a disk? There are many simpler
> >> options that would require less code.
> >>> Please let me know if above explanation is still insufficient.
> >> You keep talking about mounting these devices... I don't see why you're so hung
> >> up on this approach. Why must they be treated like a disk? Why can't you, for
> >> instance, have them accept config updates via a simple web interface? Or use
> >> dropbear and scp the files into place? Or put a FTP server on them?
> >> Why take the very complex route of mounting a remote filesystem?
> > Yes, you are right, there are many solutions if you are a computer
> > skilled people or at least can play anothing on the computers. I am a
> > linux user myself, I can do whatever you want to play from my linux
> > box, I don't even need windows. But what about those who can only run
> > window file system, and only simply copy or delete files from the
> > window file systm, who has no idea to intall and run window ssh, scp
> > or ftp? (please don't ask me again why I should support them.)
> > My questions were:
> > (a) if we have some solution to install Samba to a window system or not;
> You don't need to install samba on a windows system to access a remote
> samba share. You just use your regular windows explorer to do that.
> > (b) if there is small size of mini samba I can use to port it to a
> > small linux device?
> I happen to know there was a port of an early version of samba (version
> 2.0.10 stripped down) to a system that operates on embedded devices,
> such as a large set of wireless access points/routers using a certain
> broadcom board. Google for samba + openwrt. I'm not sure your "small"
> linux systems use the same architecture, but it's at least a good
> starting point IMHO.
Thanks Hugo, it is good to know and I'll try this. Also thanks for all
other responses, your professional comments are greate approciated.
> > Clearly (a) has been answed, (b) is still not sure.
> > Thank you.
> > Kind Regards,
> > Jim
> Hopefully i was able to help.
> Hugo Monteiro.
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