[kwlug-disc] running samba with no windows involved?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Tue Feb 2 14:01:08 EST 2010


On Tue, 2 Feb 2010, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote on 02/02/2010 01:45:21 PM:
> >
> >   yes, it sounds goofy but, as an intellectual exercise, is there
> > any reason i couldn't use samba to share files (and printers)
> > between two linux systems?  naturally, anyone sane would never do
> > that since there are better ways (NFS, etc.).  but just to be
> > perverse, i don't see why it couldn't be done, correct?
>
> Yes it can. Use smbmount.

  i had assumed it was that simple, i just wasn't sure i was
overlooking anything obvious.  thanks.

rday

p.s. just FYI, i wanted to be able to put together a hands-on demo of
setting up samba, even when there was no windows system available.
weird, yes, but better than nothing.

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