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Old 09-05-2008
Access windows share from AIX

How in AIX 5.1 can I access a windows shared drive without using NFS. I have looked into cifs but I can not seem to find the package that I need to install for AIX 5.1 if anyone can give me any further direction please let me know.
# 2  
Old 09-06-2008
Seems like SAMBA is the product for you.

Download it here, you will find a lot of threads here dealing with the installation and configuration of it.

Basically it is a NFS-like tool but "mounts" NetBIOS-(SMB-)-shares instead of NFS-shares using the RFC1001/RFC1002 Protocol Suite.

I hope this helps.

bakunin
# 3  
Old 09-08-2008
Cifs

Hello chefsride

I donīt know its available for Aix 5.1. I got Aix 5.3

Code:
lslpp -l | grep cifs
  bos.cifs_fs.rte           5.3.0.61  COMMITTED  Runtime for SMBFS
  bos.cifs_fs.smit          5.3.0.60  COMMITTED  SMIT Interface for SMBFS
  bos.cifs_fs.rte           5.3.0.61  COMMITTED  Runtime for SMBFS
  bos.cifs_fs.smit          5.3.0.60  COMMITTED  SMIT Interface for SMBFS

smitty cifs_fs

and the basic way of mount

Code:
mount -o rw -v cifs -n your ip/user/password /directory on windows /directory on unix

I hope this get you some ideas.

Greetings

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