Want to access a Windows machine from Linux?
Here is what you do to that (samba)
First of all, I assume that the two machines are somehow connected to each other. I have both of them connected to my home router.
Install samba, start samba, share the folder on windows - use your favorite browser to browse your files
Okay, here is little more details
On the Windows machine
- Open a Windows Explorer
- Right click on the folder you want to share
- Click on "Sharing and Security"
- A Properties window pops up, clock on the "Sharing" Tab
- Check the checkbox "Share this folder on the network" (and "Allow network users to change my files", if you wish) in the "Network sharing and security" section
- Apply and close the window
- Make a note of the IP address of the interface that is connected to the network (say 192.168.100.100)
On the Linux machine
- Samba was already loaded on my Linux machine (I think you can use any of rug/yum/apt-get/YaST to install samba)
- Start the samba service (may have to login as root or use sudo)
- Now open any of the web browsers (firefox/konqueror) and type smb://192.168.100.100/ in the address bar
You should now be able to see all the files in the folder you are sharing on you web browser.