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# 1  
Old 05-08-2002
Question Mounting ntfs through network???

Hi all,

I wonder if there is any possibility to mount NTFS or FAT32 from remote Windows* machine to, let's say, OpenBSD or RedHat??? Like Samba, but reverse.

Thank you all.
# 2  
Old 05-08-2002
That is exactly what Samba does -- allows you to mount a Windows drive on a Unix box.
# 3  
Old 05-09-2002
hmmm

I thought Samba lets you mount Unix drive on the windows box, in other words making Unix drive readable by Windows machines. How about making Windows hard-drive readable by Unix machines. Does Samba do that?
# 4  
Old 05-09-2002
You just need to set the Windows share at the root dir of the partition in question. Under NT/2000 there is an administrative share such as c$, d$, etc.

At the house, I setup the Win98 machines with shares at the root level with names like "c_drive". You can then mount the share with samba and have full access to the drive.

Here is a sample of mounting another machine in the house with samba for full drive access:

Code:
FreeBSD:joeuser:/home/joeuser $ su
Password:
FreeBSD:root:/home/joeuser $ mount -t smbfs //targetmachine/c_drive /targetmachine/
Password:
FreeBSD:root:/home/joeuser $ cd /targetmachine/
FreeBSD:root:/targetmachine $ ls -al
total 6023
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Dec 31  1969 .
drwxr-xr-x  23 root  wheel      512 Apr 24 09:15 ..
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel       24 Sep  1  2001 AUTOEXEC.001
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel       72 Nov 12 18:11 AUTOEXEC.BAT
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Sep  1  2001 BC5
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Dec 21 14:01 BDE
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Sep  1  2001 BDE32
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    56288 Nov 11 16:34 BOOTLOG.PRV
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    57847 Nov 11 17:54 BOOTLOG.TXT
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb  5  2001 Banshee
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Apr  4 21:13 CDNOW
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Oct 31  2001 CHEESE
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    93890 Apr 23  1999 COMMAND.COM
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel        0 Feb  5  2001 CONFIG.SYS
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    68748 Jan  1  1997 DETLOG.TXT
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb  5  2001 EPSON
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb 19  2001 FOX
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel     1012 Jan  1  1997 FRUNLOG.TXT
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel   222390 Apr 23  1999 IO.SYS
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Jan  1 20:11 Images
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb  5  2001 Internet
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Nov 12 18:11 KPCMS
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel  1047960 Nov 11 17:53 LANCopyFile.txt
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel      118 Nov 11 18:08 LANTest.Log
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    24576 Nov 11 19:41 LANTest.exe
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Nov 11 14:21 Lantest
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel       22 Dec 31  1996 MSDOS.---
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel     1676 Jan  1  1997 MSDOS.SYS
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Dec 21 12:59 Music Videos
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb  5  2001 My Documents
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb 19  2001 My Music
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel     9014 Feb  5  2001 NETLOG.TXT
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Dec 31  1996 Program Files
drwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    16384 Feb  5  2001 RECYCLED
FreeBSD:root:/targetmachine $ cd /
FreeBSD:root:/ $ umount /targetmachine/
FreeBSD:root:/ $ cd targetmachine/
FreeBSD:root:/targetmachine $ ls -al
total 4
drwxr-xr-x   2 root  wheel  512 Apr 24 09:14 .
drwxr-xr-x  23 root  wheel  512 Apr 24 09:15 ..
FreeBSD:root:/targetmachine $

# 5  
Old 05-15-2002
Lightbulb

can this be done with AIX (Unix)?

I try this:

mount -t smbfs -o username=foo,password=bar //windows_host/share /temp

(where temp is a directory on the AIX machine)

and get this error:

mount: '-o' 'Directory/File Name' invalid with the '-t' option.

It works perfectly well with Red Hat but for the life of me, I can't figure it out on AIX.
# 6  
Old 05-16-2002
smbfs is either compiled into the Linux kernel, or accessable via a loadable module.

Check the smbmount(8) man page:
http://us2.samba.org/samba/docs/man/smbmount.8.html

Sorry...
# 7  
Old 05-16-2002
Samba is also available for AIX (not just Linux). Check www.samba.org, or get the binaries directly from: http://va.samba.org/samba/ftp/Binary_Packages/AIX/

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