[lug] little helpful tip

Andrew Diederich andrew at NETdelivery.com
Mon Aug 7 11:32:11 MDT 2000

> From: Whit Morrison [mailto:wmorriso at csd.net]
> Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 21:35
> Subject: Re: [lug] little helpful tip
> Andrew Diederich wrote:
> > For those of you who have NT workstations and connect to 
> Linux remotely
> > (like me at work) you can map smb shares to your B: drive
> First:  why would you want to do that?

It is easier for me to be in NT for some things (though VNCing
to servers to do admin tasks works pretty well).  However, when
I download a new package/source code/whatever and want to move
it to my linux server, it's easier to have my b: drive mapped to
/home/andrew so I can drop the file quickly to my ~/src dir.

> Second:  I run an NT and reguarly attach to my SMB share.  I 
> am on a Novell
> network and have 12 drives mapped to three servers and I have 
> no problem
> finding a drive that I can count on being available.

The b: drive should be available, even if you have logon scripts
that do mapping.  NT doesn't ever (as far as I can tell) ever 
automatically map to the b: drive, because that's where it would
put the second floppy drive if you install one.  Let's hear it
for legacy.  

> Third: How do you do it?
Right click on Network Neighborhood, choose Map Network Drive.
In the Drive dropdown, pick B:.  In the Path field, put in
//linuxmachine/linuxUserName.  'Course, you have to have samba
running on the linux box, share the home directories, and TCP/IP on
your NT box.

> whit

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