I am trying to set up a network file share system such that a headless supercomputer running linux (CentOS 5.8) can access computer simulation files stored on a Windows Vista machine.
I have found guides for doing this on a home network, but the machine is across a college campus, and there is an additional hurdle that I am extremely new to linux.
I have set up access using PuTTY, but can only use this command line terminal from my vista machine.
Thus far I have set up file sharing for the directory I want to mount from vista. Looking at something like http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/WindowsShares I have no idea how these computers communicate over my network, or what the distinction is between the machine name and share name. I can well enough type in commands and edit config files, if I only knew where to start and whether Vista needs a wizard's spell to play with Samba.
Any help offered to this noob would be greatly appreciated, as I am completely out of my depth on this task.