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Help with mixed platform

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I have a Windows 2003 Server, Mandrake 8.1 and Redhat 8.0. I'm try to make all three machine talk to each other over my network. Is that possible and if so could I get step by step introduction in doing this. Also have a data folder that is stored on the Windows Server that I would like to access from all linux pc. I'm a newbie at this so please take your time in help me thru this. Thank you

Jermz
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JermzwareAuthor Commented:
do this
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NStar1976Commented:
ok, let's do some step by step work...

1st. be sure that your network connections are ok: you can do it easily with ping. assuming you have static ip you can do a ping on your local ethernet address to verify that the nic is working, then on remote addresses (the other two machines ip).

2nd. on the linux boxes you can mount the windows 2000 shared directory with the command:
mount -t smbfs //servername/sharename /mnt/somedir -o user=someuser,password=somepassword
(if you do not type the password option you will be prompted for someuser's password: much better, I don't like seeing my password clearly typed on the screen)

ok, is this enough or do I have to start from Adam and Eve?

HTH
Thomas
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