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Share a Mac DVD drive to a Windows PC
Authored by: jctull on Apr 28, '06 09:38:24AM

The link you show is not being created in the public directory. You moved to the public directory, then you made your link in the root disk's Volumes directory. I would expect that all of your shared volumes were available to the PC, not just the one that you thought was in your Public folder.



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Share a Mac DVD drive to a Windows PC
Authored by: hypert on Apr 28, '06 10:03:12AM

Tha man page for "ln" (as well as my own experience) says to me that this will work as intended. A symlink will be created in ~/Public that points to the DVD (/Volumes/FFXI). PC users mounting that person's SMB share will have access to that DVD. Note that I believe this will only give them access to that specific DVD, not the whole DVD drive. If you put another disc in, that link will be broken.

Also, don't forget about the wonderful SharePoints tool for sharing any folder/directory/drive, not just your homedir.



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Wrong I'm afraid
Authored by: jeremyp on Apr 30, '06 04:04:38PM

jeremyp@pamela:jeremyp$ ls /Volumes/
Macintosh HD Untitled
jeremyp@pamela:jeremyp$ mkdir Public
jeremyp@pamela:jeremyp$ cd Public/
jeremyp@pamela:Public$ ls    
jeremyp@pamela:Public$ ln -s /Volumes/Untitled 
jeremyp@pamela:Public$ ls 
Untitled
jeremyp@pamela:Public$ 


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Wrong I'm afraid
Authored by: shand11 on Sep 11, '06 04:18:39PM

Can you give a little more explination on this please?

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Thanks So Much



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