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I have a network with 4 windows xp computers and one linux machine. i'd like to access the Linux machine from the windows computer

stormist asked
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
How do I go about doing this? The Linux machine can see all my shared windows folders just fine, how do I go about sharing a folder on my Linux machine so that it will show up in network places on my windows machines? I'd also like to be able to copy/delete/access files on the Linux machine from the windows machine. Thanks!

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Microsoft has a free implementation of nfs -- I haven't used it.

A good way is to set up samba.   Start reading up on how to set up samba (there are a number of
books/articles on this).
I guess you better install and configuere Samba on Linux
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Configure samba mount on linux machine. With samba users. And set read/Write access acordingly.
On the Linux Machine.

Start --> System Settings --> Server Setings --> Samba

(If couldn't found it, please insert Linux installation CD and Intall that perticular samba module.)

Then "add" samba mount very easily and can set samba user and samba folder permissions acordingly.

BR Dushan

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