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RE: [K12OSN] mapping a drive/home dir via Samba?

Hi David,

SMBCLIENT allows *nix systems to access a Samba / NT server share.

All of the relevant info is at, it tends towards technish. 


For a very good manual try O'Reilly's manual on SAMBA, it is available online. I would even go so far as to call it the SAMBA bible.


On Wednesday, May 15, 2002 9:30 AM, David Trask [SMTP:dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us] wrote:
> OK,
> A little background.  I am planning to roll out K12LTSP this summer...I
> have a beast of a server in the budget and so forth.  My original plan (I
> tried it out and it worked) was to set up one server as the main server to
> house the home directories and user info and export the home dirs via NFS
> to the K12LTSP server.  This worked although my issue is...I have an
> E-Smith server that I love and I've found E-smith (Mitel SME v5) to be a
> fantastic file server.  Unfortunately, without some major jury
> rigging...E-smith does not support NFS.  (if anyone knows other wise...let
> me know)  Anyway...what I'd like to do is to be able to provide my K12LTSP
> users with access to their home directories on my E-Smith server via the
> K12LTSP desktop.  I accomplish this with Windows simply by using a
> netlogon script and mapping the home dir to a drive.  Is there a way to do
> something similar via Samba that will enable me to put an icon on the
> users K12LTSP desktops that will give them access to their home dirs on
> the E-Smtih server?  Any ideas?  I thought about going with a stock RH
> server for my file server, and I still can, but I love the features on the
> E-Smith server such as browser enabled password changing for the users and
> so forth.  E-Smith is a breeze to set up and use as well...I'd like to
> have my cake and eat it too.   Thanks for any help you can give.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Coordinator
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask vcs u52 k12 me us
> (207)923-3100
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