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Old 05-05-2004, 01:36 AM   #1
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do I need samba?? please help


for a simple peer to peer network ??1 linux box,1 xp box....linux box has printer I want to share...if I do where is a how to ...If I dont how can I accomplish sharing files and folders??..
both boxes connect thru router...why is this such a pita??
 
Old 05-05-2004, 02:06 AM   #2
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you could hook the printer up to the router, if your router supports it

if you leave it on the linux box ... you will ... need (trying to remember) ... set the computer up as a print server ... cups? should do it ...

alternatively if you hook it to the XP box, you'd use samba.

i just googled linux print server and it gave me :

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO-9.html

so samba might be the way afterall. i noticed that it is aimed at 95/98 ... but the only difference is how you create a windows user for the most part, which ... shouldn't be a problem i think.

considering the distro's you're running there (debian and knoppix) you shouldn't have too many worries to get it working. though debian would possibly be more straight forward.

As to why it's such a pain, well ... i think doing anything you don't know how to do is initially difficult.
 
  


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