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Old 12-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
Atwin
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Default Samba on Fedora 12


Greetings all!

I need help with setting up samba! I am a frequent user of FreeBSD and Ubuntu.

Those two automatically display the workgroups in my workplace when I use them after installing with no configuration at all. They just work out of the box!

How can I configure samba in the same way in Fedora 12 so that I can access the workgroup shares at work?

!!! Fedora 12 works like a charm on my laptop. Ubuntu crashes every so often! That's why I am sticking to Fedora 12. My Workplace computers run FreeBSD !!!

Your help is much appreciated.

Cheers,

atwin

Last edited by Atwin; 12-21-2009 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 12-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
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If you look at the smb.conf on your other computers you can copy the settings over to Fedora.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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I use system-config-samba to define directory to share.
To add a samba user system-config-samba must started as root from terminal ( this is bug ).

Check if services ( system-config-services ) nmb and smb are running.
Check if Samba is enabeled in system-config-firewall.
Check in system-config-selinux.py ( Bolena ) if samba sher is enabled.

Fore testing porpose deiable Firewal and SELinux.
 
Old 01-10-2010, 10:58 PM   #4
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Great! I managed to find out why it wouldn´t work. I enabled samba services (client and server) as trusted in the Firewall and then everything just started to work. Thanks, for the steps flokip.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 01:26 AM   #5
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Installing samba.

Maybe I'm in the wrong place, but can you tell me if samba is installed in Fedora 12 by default? I just got a message that is isn't, but that could just be some diagnostic. "locate samba" gives my some 64 main file paths. Most of what I read so far is at the deep end. Also tried to find a file to ./setup or ./config, but no luck. I'm not that happy with yum yet. Well, actually, which file would I install in the first place?

I just want to set up a network for my Linux netbook to get on the net through my Windows PC. Yeah, and to learn more about networking.
 
Old 02-05-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
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Try "locate sbin/smb". If you have that you have the samba server package installed.

If you don't have it, the package is called "samba". I'd recommend "samba-doc" if available.
 
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:56 AM   #7
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Thanks.

Thanks, jschiwal, this helps. Now to get searching.
 
  


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