Thank you Saneax for a response.
I have read the manual entries you mentioned and think I understand the following:
chkconfig smb on
chkconfig network on
What about the command? :
smbclient -L localhost
With regard to: smbmount //winxppc/linuxshare /mnt/linuxshare
As I understand it, I have a folder on my WinXP PC called 'linuxshare', being the shared directory for RH8 and the files within the folder are seen on my RH8 in the /mnt/linuxshare directory.
As a root user on RH8 I can access any file in the /mnt/linuxshare directory, but user 'u1', a non-root user, cannot. I do not want the root user to have to change the ownership of any file each time (if that is possible), just want 'u1' user to have ownership rights to be able to edit/use the file directly.
I am not sure if I have explained clearly enough, but let me know and I add more detail if required.