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Re: [Qemu-devel] SAMBA support in QEMU

From: John R. Hogerhuis
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] SAMBA support in QEMU
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 2004 11:05:01 -0700

On Sun, 2004-09-05 at 16:24, Fabrice Bellard wrote:
> Hi,
> I just commited a simple solution to enable direct access to host files 
> from Windows guests with user mode networking and with almost no set up. 
> It is currently very experimental but it works, at least for Windows 98 
> with the Samba server from Red Hat 9. Any suggestion is welcome.
> How to use it:
> * host config:
> qemu -user-net -smb /myhostdir ...
> * guest config:
> Add the line:
> smbserver
> in the file C:\WINDOWS\LMHOSTS (for windows 9x)
> Then /myhostdir can be accessed in '\\smbserver\qemu'. No network drive 
> can be mapped to it, so it is better to add a short cut to this link.
> Ignore the messages saying that the network directory cannot be reached.
> Fabrice.

Curious, why the LMHOSTS change? Is name resolution not working across
the NAT? I think that's just an issue of port forwarding of NetBT (RFC
1001, 1002) ports. Possibly may need to write some extra NAT code too
(it's been a while since I had to deal with NATing SMB).

-- John.

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