networking w/ win9x

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Thu Feb 12 07:40:30 PST 2004

> I was wondering. What is an easy, and good programe to use. To network 
> my FreeBSD and Win98box.

Depends on what you mean "to network".   To just hook them together
you don't need anything on the FreeBSD side.   If you want to be able
to "mount a network drive" on the win box, then run Samba on the
FreeBSD box and host things there.

Now, if you mean you have both FreeBSd and Win98 on the same box
and have it dual booted.   Then, you can mount the Win disk space
when FreeBSD is running by doing a mount_msdos or making the FAT 
slice used for win an msdos type in your /etc/fstab file.  Then you
can read and even write your msdos disk space while in FreeBSD.  But,
going the other way, you cannot access FreeBSD disk while in
the MSwin side of the machine.


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