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Old 09-08-2002
Windows XP Professional and FreeBSD

From FreeBSD how could I access files/directories in my Windows XP machine (networked) Is there any program in FreeBSD/Unix that I could use to emulate/control my Windows XP machine and what do I need to enable or install in my Windows XP machine
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Old 09-08-2002
'man mount'. Basically, you want to mount your winblowz XP partition in an empty directory. Depending on whether the fs type is fat32 or ntfs, you may have a slight problem. ntfs support is only read-only.
cerberusofhate
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Old 09-08-2002
I used Samba to mount my windows parition on my linux box.
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Old 09-09-2002
@ cerberusofhate

(Mount) The Windows XP box is on a network separate from the box where FreeBSD 4.6-Stable is installed.

@ Luftwaffe

Samba, please kindly guide me where to download a compatible version for FreeBSD 4.6-Stable as I want to fiddle around this matter and does Samba allow you to administer/control your Windows XP Professional what I mean by control is accessing files/browse/reboot/re-start services as in example: I would install FreeBSD 4.6 on a laptop and perform a remote administration of say a server or my home PC (or just the scenario now that I have two machines and I want to be able to control the other).
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Old 09-09-2002
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Originally posted by charlie499
Samba, please kindly guide me where to download a compatible version for FreeBSD 4.6-Stable as I want to fiddle around this matter and does Samba allow you to administer/control your Windows XP Professional what I mean by control is accessing files/browse/reboot/re-start services as in example: I would install FreeBSD 4.6 on a laptop and perform a remote administration of say a server or my home PC (or just the scenario now that I have two machines and I want to be able to control the other).
Install samba from the ports tree (if you opted to install when seting up FreeBSD. Chances are you did).

cd /usr/ports/net/samba

Then

make all && make install

And it will should be downloaded, patched and installed.

I also installed swat so that I could manage samba shares from a web interface.

For more information go over to www.samba.org.

Here is another link with a short tutorial
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Old 09-10-2002
Shared Internet

Thanks Auswipe,

My next query would be what is more advantageous use/setup FreeBSD as my internet/proxy server to allow my Windows XP Prof to connect to the internet or vice-versa and is this already supported in SAMBA or do I need another set of bins/programs to do this.

nb: I have 2 machines and I only have one modem, I have them on the network with 4 users (at home, apartment shared) and would want to give them access to the internet using one account and plan to surf all at the same time, I guess FreeBSD is powerpacked enough to do this.
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Old 09-10-2002
I use OpenBSD at the house but this should be a trivial task for your FreeBSD box as long as it is properly setup. ipfw comes with FreeBSD by default but you can also use ipf. I use ipf under OpenBSD and have been fairly happy with it's performance and configuration.
 

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