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Ok i have serveral windows computers all hooked up to a switch along with an ethernet printer and my DSL modem. My DSL modem has a router built in that acts as a DHCP server and gives out IP addresses to all the computers. What I want to do is share files from my linux computer to my windows computers and vice versa. Right now my linux computer is getting an IP address from the router and is able to get on the internet. My windows computers can all share files with each other. I am not on a domain... just a workgroup. Is there any way for me to get my linux computer to connect to the windows shares and be able to create shares for the windows computers to get to?
ok... how exactly do I install samba? I downloaded the file samba-3.0.4.tar.gz but I don't see any install instructions. Every other program I have installed I just ran ./configure, make, and make install and it was installed but this one looks different
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
if it's a .tar.gz file you'll need to extract it first.
tar xzvf samba-3.0.4.tar.gz
mandrake probably has a gui tool for this in kde, if you'd rather use it. i think it's called ark. anyway, once you've extracted it you should find a readme, or an install guide of some sort. another thing to consider would be the samba rpm from your install disks. that should get you going, once samba is installed whichever way you choose, have a look here for configuration
Yay i think i got it i already had it unzipped and the ./configure, make, and make install files were in the folder "source" inside the samba main folder. I'm compiling it now. Hope this works *crosses fingers*
well... LinNeighborhood wasn't installed... i guess i didn't choose that package. I tried installing it from rpmdrake but it wanted to install an old version of samba along with it so I just downloaded it and installed it myself cause i already downloaded and installed the latest version of samba. Now i don't think LinNeighborhood is working right though cause i still don't see any windows shares on it.
Go to control center and select networks and then select samba. This is where you can perminently mount your directories. On the right you will see a radio button (not sure what it is called), click it to see if your network comes up.
I will guide you after you get back to me whether anything was found