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Old 01-04-2006, 03:03 PM
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Default How do you share files between Windows and PC-Bsd
I've got one computer running PCBSD and the other Windows XP.

I'd like to get an ISO file from the one running PCBSD...but the file is stored in my FAT 32 data partition (which is mounted as /mnt/win2). I can see my files mounted on the PCBSD box, but, I don't know how I can make it "shareable" through my network, so that my Windows box can see my PCBSD box and recognize the files being shared through Unix on it.

In windows, it's easy. Network Neighborhood detected all Windows computers on the same LAN/Router. But, I don't know how to do it in PCBSD.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:52 PM
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The easiest way is to set up a shared folder on your windows box and access it with PCBSD's samba client, just type smb:/ in konqueror's address bar and you should find it. The other way, and a bit more difficult, is to set up a samba server on PCBSD.
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Old 01-04-2006, 06:01 PM
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Yeah I was gonna say, just use the PC-BSD box to upload that ISO to the Windows machine, that way you only have to share a folder on the Windows machine, Samba can sometimes be a little bit of a pain in the ass, not always only sometimes.
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:49 PM
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This is cool as well -> http://winscp.net/eng/docs/screenshots

It's a windows app.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by sblevin
This is cool as well -> http://winscp.net/eng/docs/screenshots

It's a windows app.
Well, that's just basicly FTP with a nice GUI client, nothing too special here maN!
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Yes, but it also does copy over ssh, meaning neither box has to run an ftp server--as long as sshd is running you can copy back and forth.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by popey
The easiest way is to set up a shared folder on your windows box and access it with PCBSD's samba client, just type smb:/ in konqueror's address bar and you should find it. The other way, and a bit more difficult, is to set up a samba server on PCBSD.
I'm just wondering.
Since enabling sharing look to be still difficult why the samba is enabled? Samba is needed only to share files, it's not used to access windows shares.

So if PC-BSD doesn't provide any files to windows machines, then it probably should be disabled...
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Actually, it's very easy.

You got to the control center, and then to 'Samba' inside of the 'Internet & Network' section.

You may need to specify the location of smb.conf, the default on your pcbsd box is /usr/local/etc/smb.conf

From there it should be easy.
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Solarin
Actually, it's very easy.

You got to the control center, and then to 'Samba' inside of the 'Internet & Network' section.

You may need to specify the location of smb.conf, the default on your pcbsd box is /usr/local/etc/smb.conf

From there it should be easy.
LOL, that part of KDE needs some polishing, it can be a headache sometimes, not always it is getting better but sometimes.
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Originally Posted by sblevin
This is cool as well -> http://winscp.net/eng/docs/screenshots

It's a windows app.
Pretty cool indeed!
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