Using Samba to acces a windows share

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Posted on December 06, 2007

from the linux shell type smbclient \\\\netbiosname\\shareresource it will then ask you for the share password . once your connected you can then upload and download files as you were using a ftp client.

keep in mind that linux does not like spaces within file names and directory names . so the resource name can not have spaces in the name or you will receive a error msg when trying to connec to the resource .

added note. to make sure samba is running type: smbstatus
if is not running use service smbd start to start the service