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Is there a way a CentOS server can access a file share hosted on a Windows Domain File Server?
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by:arnold
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Yes, there are two.
One uses Unix Tools on windows (component that can be installed, feature depending on  the os version) and the shares are accessed using NFS (Network File Share)
The other is using samba.

You can would need  to integrate the centos box into the domain using samba and winbind.

Usually the centos box is a file server
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Vijay Pratap Singh earned 500 total points
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No need of samba as its windows share need to be mounted on linux use NFS just need to edit file.

/etc/exports (inlinux)

and restart NFS and Portmap daemons

http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/forums/showthread.php/18733-Mount-an-NFS-share-from-Windows
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Here is another step by step.
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by:serialband
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Here's another way with smbclient instead of services for unix.

Install smbclient on Centos/Redhat.
yum install smbclient

List the shares on the remote system
smbclient -l WINDOWS_HOST

Mount the windows share.
/usr/bin/smbclient \\\\WINDOWS_HOST\\SHARE mypasswd


http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO-8.html
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by:Mazdajai
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Correction to post 39308674, to list shares it is "-L" -

smbclient -L $host -U username

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You can use mount command and include in /etc/fstab on a reboot. As long as you have smbclient installed -
mount -t cifs //$host/$share /tmp/share1 -o username=xxx,passwrd=xxx

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