[CDBUG-talk] Sharity Light, OpenBSD 3.8 and XP Pro sp2

Eric Vollmer eric at vollmer.us
Wed Jan 18 08:47:43 EST 2006

I have used  'mount_smbfs //user at host/c\$ /mnt' which has worked fine under 
FreeBSD 5.4-p7.  In my example I added host to /etc/hosts and
things work just fine.

Hope this helps.


At 07:24 PM 1/12/2006, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>On a recent install I implemented an OpenBSD server in a small office. 
>It's doing dhcp, Dynamic DNS, and running Samba. Samba is acting as a 
>domain controller. In the near future I'll also be implementing a database 
>with a web front end to track some very basic data for the client. So 
>that's a little background. As part of my backup strategy I've installed a 
>DVD burner in the server, but I'd also planned to do a nightly back up to 
>the network (one of the workstations has a large HDD, so I created a 
>partition specifically for this purpose). The idea being that in the event 
>of a crash the data would essentially be instantly available. (at least up 
>to the last backup, obviously).
>Since this is a windows share, I'm trying to use Sharity-Light to mount 
>it, but this is proving elusive. I've not had much difficulty using 
>shlight at work with Windows 2000 servers, but in this case I'm trying to 
>access XP pro SP 2 and no matter what I try I am getting an "access 
>denied" error. The Windows "firewall" is disabled on the box in question.
>I've tried various usernames, including the Samba domain user that the 
>user logs in to the machine with, a local administrative account from the 
>Windows box, and even root. No luck. The partition is formatted ntfs, and 
>shared. At this point the security is set to allow Everyone full control, 
>though I plan to change this once I get this working......I'm sorry that I 
>can't be more specific tonight, as I'm not near the system, but I'll be 
>there in the next couple of days so I can provide more info if need be.
>Anyhow, has anyone used Sharity light to access XP Pro SP2? Any pointers, 
>tips or ideas will be appreciated.
>Is it worth trying Sharity? I notice they have an OpenBSD Binary 
>available, though it was compiled on 3.6 and requires installing a couple 
>of 3.6 libraries... is this advisable? ( 
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