[CentOS] RE: Samba config for Windows on VMWare

Steven Vishoot sir_funzone at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 24 05:10:44 UTC 2007

--- Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.
> Not at all, and even if this were the case, it would
> be listed as a
> win in my book for just this type of separation.
> There are 3 separate types of networking for vmware.
> You chose the one
> which isolates the vmware client the most. I'll
> assume you read the
> descriptions involved with each option and not bore
> you with the
> details here. However the long and short of it is
> that vmware
> workstation and ESX have options to set up a share
> directly with the
> host. I don't believe vmware server does, however if
> you have samba
> properly configured and your firewall is set to
> allow the SMB/CIFS
> ports, then you should have no trouble at all
> emulating this behavior.
> As you have it set up with bridging, your host
> thinks your vmware
> client is just another system on your network, and
> will be treated as
> such for the most part. I suspect your problem lies
> within your
> firewall (your error message "Network path not
> found" is a good clue),
> and you could test this by disabling iptables
> temporarily.
> > Is there another solution for data sharing between
> Linux and Windows on
> > the same machine (with Linux being the native host
> OS)?
> Sure. apache, webdav, sftp, scp, pick your poison.
> They all work quite well.
> > Doesn't WINE do something like this?
> No. Where did you get this idea? Wine is a
> translation layer (a
> program loader) capable of running Windows
> applications on Linux. It
> does not do file sharing between the two unless
> that's the task of the
> windows app you're trying to run.
> > Expecting the impossible, as usual, I suppose....
> <Gripe> Well, if you're not going to read the
> documentation, look at
> the options within the application you're using, or
> apply common sense
> (aka google) then yes, your task may be quite
> insurmountable. However,
> if you troubleshoot a bit, look at the actual error
> messages you're
> getting you should have it up and running in no
> time. For that matter,
> you could probably use the system-config-samba tool
> or whatever ships
> with centos to configure samba and get it working.
> In short: quit your
> crying, read the documentation and get back to work.
> </Gripe>
> -- 
> During times of universal deceit, telling the truth
> becomes a revolutionary act.
> George Orwell
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damn jim why dont you get out the boiling oil too? :-)


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