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Old 04-15-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
jak
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which distro for file server (samba)?


Hi,
First of all I must say im linux newbie trying to install a linux box in record time and set it up to work with NT 4 (damn os keeps blue screening me, no choice, 4GB database on it and no time/money to move to linux ).

So, Im willing to install a backup file server for a winNT 4 server, all I need is to write two files a day to the linux box.

What do I need to connect to the winnt box? Samba is the protocol that handles that?

Any tutorial explaning how to set up filesharing (samba, etc)?

For this job, I suppose console mode is alright, isnt it? do I need X? (the pc is an Pentium1 166mhz 32mb)

Wich distro would fit my needs the best? Ive RH9, ASP 7.3, but I can download anything avaible on the net.

thanks a lot.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:43 PM   #2
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sorry, some questions do not belong to this forum.

At least answer me the last question regarding the distro please.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 04:31 AM   #3
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Re: which distro for file server (samba)?

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What do I need to connect to the winnt box? Samba is the protocol that handles that?
If you want to make connections from the Linux box to shares on the Windows machine then you'll want to install Samba to get the smbmount command, and you'll need a kernel that support the smb file system.
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Any tutorial explaning how to set up filesharing (samba, etc)?
If you are trying to export files from Linux to Windows then just download the latest samba package from http://www.samba.org and read the docs that come with it, they really are pretty good. They're online at http://samba.mirror.ac.uk/samba/docs/ (thats the UK site, you may want a closer mirror).
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For this job, I suppose console mode is alright, isnt it? do I need X? (the pc is an Pentium1 166mhz 32mb)
If you don't need pretty graphics then you don't need X. If it's a server machine then installing X is pretty pointless. It will also be damn slow on that hardware - stick with a good old command line!
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Which distro would fit my needs the best? Ive RH9, ASP 7.3, but I can download anything avaible on the net.
How much disk space have you got? I would be tempted to go for Slackware as it doesn't try to install loads by default (and I like Slackware!), it doesn't however do much for you so you're learning curve will be a lot steeper.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 04-18-2003, 10:32 PM   #4
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well, HD space is not a problem.

Slackware is one of the best distros for what Ive read, but no easy to set up, so I think I should stick to RH for now.

But what I want to do is access the linux box from NT4, so, do I have to log in to the linux box with a special user account? or just with the default (non admin) users that RH let me create on the installation?




sorry for english...and for replying late

thanks a lot.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:59 AM   #5
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samba basics

i've done almost the same thing using RH 9.0

the tutorial i used was http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/bookshel...les/Samba.html it explains everything in three words (almost), including which users to add, etc...

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