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O'Reilly Network: FreeBSD basics: Accessing Microsoft Files Using Sharity-Light

Jul 16, 2000, 15:12 (2 Talkback[s])
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"It is possible to access data on a Microsoft computer from your FreeBSD system if the two computers are networked together. In this article, we'll be using a utility called Sharity-Light to allow a computer running Windows NT 4 to export a shared directory to another computer running FreeBSD."

"But first, a crash course in NT networking. Microsoft operating systems use the NetBIOS API to facilitate file sharing over the network. The NetBIOS API uses a computer's NetBIOS (or computer) name to find networked resources. A hidden component of this NetBIOS name is a hex number that represents the type of resources and services the computer has made available to other computers on the network."

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