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Access shared folders from a Linux machine

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In the last installment of this series I showed how to quickly mount a shared folder on a Windows Vista machine from a Linux machine (specifically, from one running Ubuntu 6.10). This solution works if you just want to read files on the Vista PC and you don’t mind re-entering the mount command the next time you reboot your Linux PC. But what if you want the Vista shared folder to be permanently available to all users, in read-write mode?

Here’s how. As in the previous post, these instructions assume that you’ve set up a password-protected shared folder on the Vista machine in a non-domain environment, that you have already installed Samba server v3.0.22 or later and smbfs on the Linux machine, and that you’ve created a Samba user account and password. (For details on how to perform these last two tasks, see Vista Hands On #13: Connect to a shared folder on a Linux machine.) All of the following steps are performed on the Linux machine.

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