[Samba] Re: installing Samba as non-root user at work - please help.

Matt Seitz matseitz at cisco.com
Sat Sep 22 01:03:23 GMT 2007

<spamreceptacle at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:1140a0ee0709211751o16c5b45s62b8422c37be4ea7 at mail.gmail.com...
> All I wish to achieve is being able to map my Linux home directory on my
> Windows PC.
> Speaking of ports, I specify ports of 1445 and 1139 for smdb, since I cannot
> use a port below 1024 without having root access.

Unless you want to do something fancy like SSH port tunneling, that won't work. 
The Windows CIFS/SMB client will only connect to port 139 and port 445.

I can't see a way to map a drive letter from your Windows box to your Linux box 
without cooperation from someone with root access on the Linux box.  If your 
Linux box supports SSH access, you could use a tool like WinSCP on your Windows 
box to copy files to and from your Linux box. 

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