Tip of the day: Automount your Linux samba host into a Windows environment

in Categories Linux, Networking, Sys admin, Tip of the day, Tips, Ubuntu Linux, UNIX, Windows, Windows server last updated May 18, 2007

I’ve already written about howto configure a system to automount a Samba share with /etc/fstab file.

Dewey Hylton shares a solution that allows you to easily navigate Windows and Samba servers.

This is a nice tip that explains the use of autofs to mount Linux file system host into a windows environment. This solution allows one to very easily navigate any number of windows/samba servers and shares with any file management application (and from the shell).

Integrating Your Linux Host into a Windows Environment

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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