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(LinuxWorld) -- Anyone who uses both Linux and Windows knows the problem. You need a couple of files that are on the Windows partition, but you forgot to copy them to a floppy or to the server before rebooting to Linux. Wouldn't it be great if you could just access those files from Linux, you think, as you prepare yourself for two more reboots. As it turns out, there are a number of ways to solve that problem. You can mount your Windows partitions under Linux and you can access your ext2 filesystems under Windows. You can also access Linux (and Unix) servers from Windows via Samba and you can even mount Windows filesystems under Linux using smbmount. We will look at each of these methods below. But there are more solutions on the horizon. The folks at Caldera have funded me to write a Samba client library. Please see the Resources section for more details. That libr... (more)

The Lin-Win network toolkit

There is no doubt in my mind that Linux is the best operating system available, and having the source at your fingertips provides enormous leverage. That was reinforced for me after giving an X.25 course recently in Canberra, Australia. I had been unhappy with the ancient X.25 Packet Assembler/Disassemblers (PADs) the class used and thought that we ought to be able to use Linux to demonstrate many of the concepts in the course. While Linux has good X.25 support, when using X.25 between pairs of Linux systems you have to modify the LAPB driver (to function as a DCE). I felt that m... (more)