Thanks for a speedy reply. is everything in linux so difficult. why can't things be more simple. maybe if i was 17 and not 57 everything would seem simple. an example is listed below.
You can discover the correct location by executing from the directory that contains the smbd command file: what does this mean in simple terms?
everything i read seems to be at the level of someone with a reasonable grasp of linux and the running of it. nothing is written with the complete novis in mind. all this makes windows seem a best second option.
all i want is to setup a network that lets me communicate between 3 machine on a network and have them see each other. all can access the net but that's all. is there a simple route to take?