I just found out that I will need to copy some files from a FreeBSD system to a Windows shared drive on our network so that Windows users can have access to the files.
After reading a little documentation and talking to a cowworker, I was under the impression that this would allow windows clients to access files on the FreeBSD system, kind of the reverse of what I wanted. Then I read the man page for the samba suite and it says: smbclient(1) The smbclient program implements a simple ftp-like client. This is useful for accessing SMB shares on other compatible servers (such as Windows NT), and can also be used to allow a UNIX box to print to a printer attached to any SMB server (such as a PC running Windows NT). That sounds like I could push a file across when needed and be done with it rather than trying to coordinate the remote users to get the file at some time after I left it in a given directory. Is that just wishful thinking or will it work that way when properly configured? I need to be able to tell others in this group what is possible and that one little paragraph seems to say one can copy out from the UNIX box to the shared drive. Any particular gotchas regarding XP which soon will be Vista in this neck of the woods? I apologize for some of the dumb questions as I do not personally use Windows. I use FreeBSD, Mac and Linux. We have a huge Windows base on our campus, however, so for now, I need to export some log files to the Windows world. Thanks for any useful ideas and for your patience. Martin McCormick WB5AGZ Stillwater, OK Systems Engineer OSU Information Technology Department Network Operations Group _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"