Subject: Re: Parallel port connections
To: Bob Nestor <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/19/2000 19:23:02
Samba builds on NetBSD, and is in pkgsrc as well.


Jared D. McNeill <>, ICQ: 343885
Systems : sun           | Cyrix MII 333, NetBSD-current
        : blackhole     | Intel 486SX 33, NetBSD 1.4.2
        : neptune       | AMD K6-233, Windows 98 SE
        : mars          | Intel 486DX 100, Linux 2.2

On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, Bob Nestor wrote:

> Does anyone have a suggestion/solution for this "problem":
> Where I work we are permitted to bring personal computing equipment into 
> the office (Palm, laptops, etc) as long as they aren't connected to the 
> company's LAN.  We are however permitted to connect them to our company 
> supplied Desktops which are PCs running Windows-95/98/NT.  So my 
> co-workers have asked if there's any software available for NetBSD that 
> would allow a laptop running NetBSD to connect to the Desktop via 
> parallel or serial port for the purpose of doing disk sharing and/or file 
> transfers.  The best solution would be something like Samba that would 
> allow the NetBSD filesystems to be mounted on the Windows Desktop.  Does 
> something like this exist?  Does anyone have any other ideas for a 
> solution?
> Thanks,
> -bob