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How to access board directories resided on the Linux/Unix server using SAMBA/Common Internet File System (CIFS), if ICT controller is on Windows® 7?

WARNING: Setting up a mixed NFS network requires specific expertise in network management, UNIX and Windows® operating systems, and NIS services. It is highly recommended that you consult your company IT experts before beginning. Failure to understand and communicate with your company IT experts could result in damage to the network.

SAMBA is a utility which allows you to share your files between Linux/UNIX and Windows®. By mounting the SAMBA share on your Linux/UNIX server, you can access the board files across the operating systems. If you are using SAMBA, you can remain with Windows 7 Professional edition. There are some steps to perform once SAMBA share has been set up.
• On the Linux/UNIX controller that is running SAMBA, add the Windows 7 ICT controller host name as follows:
     1. Modify /etc/samba/smb.conf
     2. At “Hosts allow =
• Set up SAMBA username/password by running the ‘smbpasswd’ program on Linux/UNIX.
• On the Windows controller, open Windows Explorer and select Tools > Map Network Drive, then pick an available drive letter and for the Folder, enter \\\ and click ok. Enter the username/password created in the previous step. (see the screenshots 1 & 2 below).
• Once completed, you can access the board directories and proceed as usual.


               Screenshot 1                                              Screenshot 2

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