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18th May 2006, 12:46 PM
Hello all,

What's the quickest/easiest way to setup my FC5 box so that I can see a winXP share?
Do I have to do a full Samba setup? (I don't really mind if the winXP box cannot see the FC5 box...One way read-only access from the FC5 box to the winXP share would do just fine...)


18th May 2006, 12:51 PM
from your linux box type:

mount //x.x.x.x/remoteshare /where/you/want/to/mount/it/locally -t cifs -o guest
the x.x.x.x should be the ip address of your win box

if you want to connect with a specific user do: -o user=bla,password=bla

hope this helps

18th May 2006, 01:13 PM
You can browse a windows network directly using either Gnome or KDE. In Gnome, just click Places Menu->NetworkServers->Windows Network and select the winXP box you want to look at. No special configuration is required.

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18th May 2006, 01:27 PM
For KDE, use the smb:/ kioslave (enter smb:/ in Konqueror).

18th May 2006, 02:10 PM
cool...thx all...