View Full Version : Sharing Files With A Windows Machine

08-14-2003, 01:01 PM

I am having serious troubles tring to get this to share files with my windows machines. I want to be able to see this from windows network. I tried the samba start code but it didnt work. The problem was it did not accept my password when I set it in "smbpasswd -a knoppix" or with any other name I tried to use.It tells me it failed due to 0660 permissions /samba/password is read only. I can see the Knoppix machine in windows when I search for Knoppix in the network neighborhood. But when it asks me to log in I just get stumped. theuser and pass never work.

Thanks in advance forall the help!!!!

09-01-2003, 01:48 PM
Did you try using your Knoppix user name and password? Also give LinNeighbourhood a whirl in Knoppix and set mc as the file manager from which to view your files on your Windows machine from Knoppix. It works for me .
Good luck cobber. Oh I'm only a novice so you don't need to take my advice if you feel so. :P

09-01-2003, 11:48 PM
Use 'Lineighbourhood'

Then add machine directly on IP (not the name !)
specify the user and password of the W2K,XP,NT client.

Rightckick on the computer appearing and browse again with the user and password of the W2K,XP,NT client.
Now you'll see the shares (even system shares ;-) ).

That's accessing to a windoze share.
(you could use the command 'smbmount' too )

Sharing your linux is something else.

I use the FTP server (together with ssh server).

passwd Knoppix
sudo rm /etc/hosts.deny
sudo rm /etc/hosts.allow
sudo /etc/init.d/inetd restart
sudo /etc/init.d/ssh start
Read out your ip by typing 'ifconfig'
On the windoze FTP client I use Filezilla (from http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/ )
On the windoze ssh client I use putty ( http://www.putty.nl/download.html )