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    KeN Etter NNTP User

    access linux file system from windows

    Still learning my way around Linux. I am running Sophos Enterprise
    Console on a Windows box with the Novell Client. It is updating
    folder structures on a NetWare server and a couple of OES 11 servers.
    The Netware server is hosting a website that I want to move to SLES
    11. What would be the simplest method to give the Windows box access
    to the SLES 11 file system so Sophos can do its thing? I need to
    provide a UNC path for Sophos to use.

    Thanks,
    Ken

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    Re: access linux file system from windows

    If they really are OES boxes you could potentially mount drives to both
    servers using the Novell Client and then sophos wouldn't know anything
    about the actual filesystems. Otherwise you can setup SMB pretty easily,
    either on SLES or OES, for access to whatever location.

    If you were not constrained by sophos I'd recommend just accessing the
    filesystem via SSH since it's already enabled and simple and secure.
    Tools like winscp are available for free to provide this access, but any
    old Linux box could do this as well in KDE or Gnome using the regular file
    browser tools built into the system.

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  3. #3
    KeN Etter NNTP User

    Re: access linux file system from windows

    On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:55:56 GMT, ab <ab@no-mx.forums.suse.com> wrote:

    >If they really are OES boxes you could potentially mount drives to both
    >servers using the Novell Client and then sophos wouldn't know anything
    >about the actual filesystems. Otherwise you can setup SMB pretty easily,
    >either on SLES or OES, for access to whatever location.


    They are OES boxes and I am using the Novell client for those and it
    works fine. But now I have a SLES box that I need to figure out how
    to handle. I'll take a look at SMB.

    >If you were not constrained by sophos I'd recommend just accessing the
    >filesystem via SSH since it's already enabled and simple and secure.
    >Tools like winscp are available for free to provide this access, but any
    >old Linux box could do this as well in KDE or Gnome using the regular file
    >browser tools built into the system.


    I currently use putty and winscp to access my SLES boxes. But that
    won't help me with Sophos.

    Ken

  4. #4
    KeN Etter NNTP User

    Re: access linux file system from windows

    On Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:55:56 GMT, ab <ab@no-mx.forums.suse.com> wrote:

    >about the actual filesystems. Otherwise you can setup SMB pretty easily,
    >either on SLES or OES, for access to whatever location.


    That was fairly easy. Thanks!
    Ken

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