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Samba is a UNIX tool used to share Unix directories on a Windows Network, or access Windows shares from a UNIX Network.
Mounting a Windows Share on a Linux FS
You will need to install the samba client on machines where you want to access shares:
yum -y install samba-client
Now mount the shared directory
smbmount -o username=prodadmin,password=secret //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/home/prodadmin
Setting up a Linux Directory as Windows Share
Basic configuration with smb.conf
- Most of samba’s configuration is done through smb.conf. On Fedora, this is found in /etc/samba/smb.conf
- For basic configuration, change the workgroup name, and add a netbios name so the server can be identified by name:
workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name