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mmassey Offline

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Posted: Jan. 26 2004,19:37 QUOTE

I am curious.  Is DSL capable of mount or attaching to a MS domain?  I am a tech at a school system and run into several non-bootable computers.  DSL might fit the bill for me if it could attach to a domain or a workgroup to backup files on a non-bootable pc.  Can DSL do this??


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Posted: Jan. 26 2004,19:55 QUOTE

The most recent versions of DSL (0.5.2 and include the smbclient program.  This program works kinda like an FTP program, except that it is used to connect to MS Networking shared drives instead of FTP servers.

Check out the smbclient man page for details:

It is worth mentioning that the Windows share name must be specified with the "Forward-Slash" character or "/" even though when connecting with a Windows computer Microsoft usually uses the backslah "\" character.


servicename = //computername/sharename

is GOOD. While

servicename = \\computername\sharename

is BAD.

Good Luck.
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