[CentOS] RE: Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Mark Hull-Richter mhull-richter at datallegro.com
Fri Mar 23 23:46:05 UTC 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
> Behalf Of Akemi Yagi
> Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 4:08 PM
> To: centos at centos.org
> Subject: [CentOS] RE: Samba config for Windows on VMWare
> If it is bridged, the client connects "directly" to the outside world.
> You would need to give a unique IP to your Windows.
Isn't there some way for a host to communicate with different parts of
itself?  If I run the smbclient on the host, it works fine - it acts
sort of like ftp.  I don't know if there's a Windows analog, but it
seems that with at least different ports or something, it should be

Otherwise, the VMWare Server virtual machines are completely isolated
from their hosts and thus essentially worthless if any kind of data
sharing is desired (like here), except via USB drives and/or CD/DVDs.

Is there another solution for data sharing between Linux and Windows on
the same machine (with Linux being the native host OS)?  Doesn't WINE do
something like this?

Expecting the impossible, as usual, I suppose....

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