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

spamreceptacle at gmail.com spamreceptacle at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 18:50:26 GMT 2007

On 9/21/07, Matt Seitz <matseitz at cisco.com> wrote:
> <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'm willing to do what it takes :-)  I'll wrestle with the client later.
I'd first like to see that I can actually get the SMB server going on my
Linux box.

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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