[olug] Reversed file serving Linux to Windows instead of Windows to Linux

Jon H. Larsen relayer at omahadirect.net
Tue Jul 9 20:01:42 UTC 2002

Here is what I did using RH72, and Samba 2.2.2.

I made smbmount suid root.  (I believe this is it)

chmod u+s /usr/bin/smbmount

It should look somewhat like this:

-rwsr-xr-x    1 root     root    422988 Dec 31  2001 /usr/bin/smbmount

Next, I created a mount point in my home folder using the following 
convention -  ~/mnt/host/share

rle: ~/mnt/fileserver/bigdrive

Then, I made a script called mntbigdrive so I could mount my drive:

---- cut here mntbigdrive ----

echo "Mounting Samba Share"
echo "Mounting BIGDrive ..."
smbmount //fileserver/bigdrive ~/mnt/fileserver/bigdrive -o username=relayer

---- cut here ----

Place the script in your ~/bin folder, and make sure you make it 
executable to yourself: chmod 740 mntbigdrive

If you don't have a bin folder, make one.  It should be in your 
PATH (I didn't have to add it to the PATH on RH).

When the script is run, it should prompt you for a password.

If you want to include your password in the script (heaven forbid!), you 
can change the -o option: -o username=relayer,password=password

(you can even say '-o ro' for read-only)

Hope this helps...
Jon L.

On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Don Kauffman wrote:

> Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 14:40:47 -0500
> From: Don Kauffman <dkauffman at tconl.com>
> Reply-To: olug at olug.org
> To: OLUG <olug at olug.org>
> Subject: [olug] Reversed file serving Linux to Windows  instead of
>     Windows to Linux
> I've been trying to think my way through this one. I'd like to set up 
> the ability of going from Linux to windows (98) to get a file. I've got 
> it set up to go from Windows to Linux with Samba. I realize I'd need to 
> mount the Windows drives in Linux. Is there a faq on this that someone 
> could point me to?
> Thanks in advance!

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