Setting up Samba with SuSe 8.1 and Win 2K/Win XP Pro
I'm a newbie to Linux (but have had prior
experience with Solaris a while back).I recently got
a MCSA in Win2K So I'm dangerous now :-) Lately I've
been doing bench work (service and installs) on Win 95
through Win XP Pro PCs. I need to go back to my UNIX
roots before I go too crazy. Can you say "reboot"?
Can anyone point me to a "HOW-to-do-it Samba for Dummies"?
I've got a small network at home with dual boot Win 2K
and Linux systems. Here's my config:
Dual boot Win 2K adv Server/Redhat 7.2 Server
Win XP Pro/SuSe 8.1 client
Win 2K Pro/SuSe 8.1 client.
I'd like to share the resources (printers and files)
between both Operating systems.
Is there an easy to understand doc (maybe step-by-step even)
that shows you how to setup the Samba server and
Does Samba work only in a Windows workgroup,
or can it work within a Windows 2K domain as well?
Are there 2 sets of Samba binaries (one for the server and
the other for the client)?
I did download some Samba binaries from the Samba website, and my SuSe 8.1 does have what appears to be a Samba client within YAST2).Now I'd like to know what I'm doing without shooting myself in the foot too many times. But that's all about learning.....
One last thing, I'm impressed with SuSe ver 8.1. It will really help those who want to migrate from a Windows world (GUI users) to Linux and/or those that want to coexist in both worlds.
Thanks much for bearing through my lengthy post.