[Samba] Samba - Usage

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 16:40:31 MDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM, Patel, Pinakin <PPatel at bcbsm.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to determine if I can use Samba for a specific requirement.
> To my understanding (and based on what I have read about Samba so far), Samba is used to map a Unix directory on a Windows client; thus enabling the Windows users to navigate through Unix content.
> We want to use it the other way around; we have a batch process that runs on a Unix server that generates some reports. We need to move these reports to a Windows directory server using the same unix batch script. We were hoping that we could possibly use something like Samba to be able to map the Windows directory on the Unix server (to make it look like a Unix share). Is this at all possible?
> Our fallback is to use something like ftp/sftp but the Windows Directory server has a lengthy process to get any software added to it; and currently it does not have any ftp clients running on it.

You want to use the cifs filesystem that is built into the kernel and
the mount.cifs command.


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