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Old 06-07-2011
AIX to access Windows share

Are there any special requirements/tools needed for a AIX server to see (copy data) a Windows share? Only need 1-way copy (Windows-to-AIX).
# 2  
Old 06-08-2011
Hi,

You need to install bos.cifs_fs package.
Keep in mind that if you want to mount Windows7/Server2008 share, packages I mentioned should be >=TL4(AIX 6.1).

Vilius
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Old 06-08-2011
Is bos.cifs_fs package native to AIX (v6.1)? Windows OS is W2K3 R2 SP2 ENT 32 bit.
# 4  
Old 06-08-2011
Yes it should be on your AIX CDs.

V
# 5  
Old 06-08-2011
So No Samba required for AIX to access Windows share? Was told conflicing views. It was my understanding that Samba would only be requred if Windows needed to access files on a AIX sever, not in the direction I note (AIX to access Windows share). Is the previous correct?
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Old 06-08-2011
Well I never used Samba. I assume Samba is like full solution to do much more than mounting fs over network.
If I need to do simle mount in whatever direction I do:
AIX->Windows cifs
Windows->AIX nfs
To my opinion it's much easier to install single package on your important AIX box than configure Samba.
For example to mount windows share on AIX using cifs:
Code:
mount -v cifs -n serverip/username/password /sharename /localmountpoint

Smith path:
"smit->Communications Applications and Services->cifs_fs for AIX"

V
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Old 06-08-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by kirkb
So No Samba required for AIX to access Windows share? Was told conflicing views. It was my understanding that Samba would only be requred if Windows needed to access files on a AIX sever, not in the direction I note (AIX to access Windows share). Is the previous correct?
Your understanding is correct. Samba sets up a pseudo windows share on a Unix (not only AIX) server which can be seen and written to by authorised users on a Windows domain. Samba can be quite difficult to setup but once complete works perfectly well.

I have never attempted to mount a Windows shared drive onto an AIX machine so I can be of no help to you there.

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