my original attempt is:
sudo smbmount //<windows-host>>/MountName
This gives me "(No route to host)"
My network topology is:
I am outside the network on my windows box dialing in over VPN. I want to develop using local files on my windows box and yet execute the same files on Linux via a mount.
It looks like with my VPN setup there are three ports that are associated with my windows hostname. One is associated with the vpn network adapter that I see in dos (Say, IP1). The next is the one that resolves when I ping the box (IP2). The third is the ip associated with the return packets. (IP3).
I am using a Red Hat distribution, kernel 2.4.21, and so am trying to use smbfs instead of CIFS.
tantalizingly, when I use IP3, the error changes to "No such share". I am starting to think that this is a response directly from a firewall box and that my Windows host never sees the mount requests.
If it makes a difference, I am doing all of this in putty sessions on my windows box.