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mounting my home directory on windows xp from school which is on nfs and authenticated by ldap

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Hi, i have a linux account at school and all the school networked computers authenticate the users by using ldap (ldap.cs.utsa.edu i came to know about this after some research)

and school network consists of some widows machines which i guess share the same ldap to authenticate. And i see my home directory mounted in mycomputer as a file server mapped by z:

Now i want to do the same thing from my home laptop,

i tried using ldap authentication tools

                           ldap server of school its ldap.cs.utsa.edu

but the server is not responding on port 389 (default)

i am not sure which port it is activated. port scan is not yielding results....

And school administrator is not helping in anyway...
i will appreciate if anyone can help on this..
thanx,
prashanth
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The odds are that access to the LDAP server, and probably the various file shares is blocked from access except from within the local network for security reasons, which would explain why you can't "see" the LDAP server. If that's the case (and I'd be very surprised it it wasn't) you simply can't access your home dir from outside of the school network unless they off a VPN access method.
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Yes thanx jlevie  i got into the same conclusion...
My school also have somple unused ethernet spots where we can plugin and  basicall be inside the network of school with ipaddress  of the network assigned by dhcp.
so can i mount the drive then? if so can u explain the procedure
thanx
prashanth
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Your should be able to in that case. And it should be the same process as from any other machine in the school's network.
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