I wish to know how to copy sub directories and files from solaris to NT or 2000, through GUI. One of my client wantts to copy files from the sun box to 2000 server not through ftp, but wants to do it from GUI of solaris. Any tools and utilities available?
Remeber, he dont want to use exceed on 2000 to drag the folders or anything, but wants to do ONLY FROM SOLARIS TO 2000, working from the solaris box.
Please provide me a solution for this.
See if you can get an NFS server for your windoze server.
Create NFS shares of the NTFS filesystem you want to share.
Soft NFS mount the windows NFS share onto your solaris host (soft mount because windoze crashes often, you don't want a hung filesystem).
That way your client can copy windows files while on the solaris host.
If you want to write to the windows share, NFS export it as "rw". Otherwise, export it as "ro".
In order to use samab to mount a ntfs share you need to do something like mount -t smbfs -o username= blah blah blah.
After some time looking into this I came to the following conclusion(s)
1) Unfortunately the solaris build of samba does not allow smbfs mounts and so although you can have a solaris box being a ssamba server, it cannot be a samba client. This is not true of linux because of some fundamental differences between linux and solaris. A good article to help solve and understand linux problems of this nature is at http://www.redmondmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=858
2) To solve your immediate problem, you can make the solaris box into a samba server and then mount the solaris share from a windows box and transfer files. This is probably nor what you want to do though.
There are two approaches that you can use from here that I think are possible.
1) A cheap method that I have not used myself. Use windows unix serviecs toolkit on the windows server. This is now a free download from MS and apparently makes the windows server into an NFS server. You can also make windows into the LDAP server for your system and do authentication against it as well. As Mac users have similar problems from an LDAP point of view then you could do worse than look at some of the mac help onthis topic.
2) Use a network storage box that talks NFS and SMB (as well as AFS. This is what I have done using a SNAP server. It is not perfect and I have only completed the apple, and windows side of this.