"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
"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 library allows Linux
and Unix systems to access Windows resources from within programs.
Parts of the library already are available in the Samba CVS tree,
and once the library becomes more generally used, programs like
Midnight Commander and others should be able to browse the Windows
systems on your network."