Sharing filesystems between FreeBSD and Windows ...
kiffin at gish.demon.nl
Tue Nov 22 15:43:16 GMT 2005
On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 10:07 -0500, Nicolas Blais wrote:
> On November 22, 2005 09:59 am, Kiffin Gish wrote:
> > I have a home network running 3 desktop machines with Windows XP Pro,
> > and a webserver, fileserver and laptop with FreeBSD 5.x.
> > What's the best way to be able to exchange files and directory shares
> > between the two environments?
> > It would also be nice to share the printer which is connected to one of
> > the Windows boxes via USB.
> > I hear that Samba is the way to go, but also have heard about such
> > client-based utilities like Sharity-light which also do the trick.
> > Thanks alot in advance.
> I use samba+cups at home. My situation is similar, except my printer is
> connected to one of my FreeBSD machines. The hardest part of linking FreeBSD
> with Windows isn't the getting the shares to work, but the printers to work,
> and I found it easier to have the printer on FreeBSD and have Windows write
> to it using real drivers (cups in RAW mode).
Hmmm, this kinda worries me, to be honest. I went through alot of
trouble getting my HP Deksjet G86 working under Windows and cannot
imagine the hassle of getting it to work under FreeBSD.
I still can't get my HP Dekjet 720C to work with my laptop (FreeBSD 5.4
and apsfilter), and I struggled for days before finally giving up.
> Actually, it's not as hard at is seems. Here's what I put in my smb.conf to
> make the printer work:
> printing = cups
> load printers = yes
> path = /var/spool/samba
> use client driver = Yes
> printable = yes
> public = yes
> guest ok = yes
> writable = no
> You'll find a lot of help in the Samba documentation and cups is also well
Thanks Nicolas, I'll give it a go.
Gouda, The Netherlands
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