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Samba HowTo Guide
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Connect from a Remote SMB Client

Now that Samba is working correctly locally, you can try to access it from other clients. Within a few minutes, the Samba host should be listed in the Network Neighborhood on all Windows clients of its subnet. Try browsing the server from another client or "mounting" it.

Mounting disks from a DOS, Windows, or OS/2 client can be done by running a command such as:


net use m: \\servername\service

Where the drive letter m: is any available drive letter. It is important to double-check that the service (share) name that you used does actually exist.

Try printing, for example,


net use lpt1:	\\servername\spoolservice

The spoolservice is the name of the printer (actually the print queue) on the target server. This will permit all print jobs that are captured by the lpt1: port on the Windows client to be sent to the printer that owns the spoolservice that has been specified.


print filename

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