[mythtv-users] OT: Networking

Darren darrenmarshall at linuxfire.biz
Tue Feb 13 11:34:34 UTC 2007

Samba uses the CIFS protocol which is what windows uses, but samba is both 
client, server and you don't need to use both. Also in the samba package is a 
smbclient that can read windows files, use it like this in a shell 
smbclient //windowsmachine/sharefolder  or
in konqueror address bar type in
If you want to use machine names instead of IP then I think they need to be 
added to the lmhosts file.

> Sorry this is off topic. Hope I don't annoy anyone. I've just not seen a
> straight answer on the net.
> I have Windows machines (for work) and a Myth box (Ubuntu). I hope to
> move a laptop over to Linux and maybe have another dual boot, but my
> main machine upstairs needs to remain Windows.
> I want to be able to have folders/directories accessible on all machines.
> I use Unison (AMAZING program! .. most important thing on my systems) to
> synchronise directories.
> What to I need to set up this network? My windows machines talk to each
> other quite happily.
> I had thought (know nothing about it, just hear it mentioned a lot) that
> I should use Samba, but when I came to install it last night, what I
> read made me wonder if I did need that or something more simple.
> Your advice, or a pointer, would be appreciated.
> Cheers
> Damian
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