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Samba swings both ways

The most typical use of Samba is to make Unix home directories or shared files available on Windows. Being most comfortable on the command line, I generally do this by opening a Command Prompt and entering NET USE commands. The command NET USE O: bosonmapdata, for example, that I might use to make files available on a Windows laptop, is the same form of the command that I would use to map shares from other Windows systems. To see a list of what is mapped, I only need to type NET USE. When I want to map a drive, I can also add the username and password on the same line, ending up with a command such as NET USE O: bosonmapdata /USER:sbob [email protected] or I can let the system prompt me to enter this information.