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Hi all, my laptop is running Fedora 8 (kernel ver. 2.6.23.15-137) and i'm trying to mount a remote folder, residing on an old PC named snail and running win2k. This ...
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    mounting folders on a win2k PC


    Hi all,

    my laptop is running Fedora 8 (kernel ver. 2.6.23.15-137) and i'm trying to mount a remote folder, residing on an old PC named snail and running win2k. This works fine...

    mount -t cifs //xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/share /mnt/snail_share/ -o credentials=snail_pass

    ...as long as i provide snail's IP adress, but doesn't work with snail's network name. Since both machines get IP addresses from the ADSL modem/router, using network names instead of IPs would be preferable. Is there any solution?

    snail is configured to participate in a workgroup and SAMBA server is NOT running linux machine (i tried to start smb service - it doesn't seem to make any difference)

    thanks

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    You could setup static IP addresses for both machines. Edit /etc/hosts of your Linux machine and add the hostname and IP address of your Windows machine. This way you should be able to use the hostname instead of the IP address.

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