Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 01-25-2006, 10:40 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: SUSE 10
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
Samba Quick Steps?

Edit: Sorry, I thought I was in the Networking forum. Can this please be moved?

I run two computers at home: one is my own box, which I run SUSE 10 on, and a laptop with Windows 2000 for work.

Just wondering if there is a quick and easy way of setting up Samba so that I can use the Linux box to work on files and then store them on the Linux machine and transfer them over to the Windows machine when needed? What do I need to do on the Windows machine?

However, considering the brick-like properties of the Samba reference books out there I'd imagine it's not an easy task.

Last edited by NikToo; 01-25-2006 at 10:43 AM.
Old 01-25-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 4,966

Rep: Reputation: 449Reputation: 449Reputation: 449Reputation: 449Reputation: 449
Have a look at this link. It starts out with a fairly simple configuration. Samba can get complicated quickly.

Here is another link to the official site. There is a "no frills" samba server listed here.

Depending on your distro, some now offer wizards to help you get samba running in a hurry.

As for the windbloze machine, not too much. Basically you need to install "file and print sharing". Make a share, and set up passwords as required. Set a network name, you will need that on the linux side also.

See this link, chapter 3 has a section for W2k.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by camorri; 01-25-2006 at 11:12 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
simple steps to login to samba domain server from win Xp dbiswas_slg Linux - Networking 2 10-29-2005 04:47 AM
Another quick samba question rayber2000 Linux - Networking 6 03-11-2005 10:07 AM
A quick SAMBA question Tap-Out Linux - Networking 1 03-18-2004 01:00 AM
Samba-First steps alaios Linux - Networking 6 05-12-2003 05:16 PM
Quick Samba question tarballed Linux - Networking 8 02-10-2003 01:16 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration