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Old 05-06-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question do I need to install the client?


Ok, be gentle with me..here goes. We just want our users to save files to this server. Do i need to install the Linux client on workstations? How can I find out the name of the server? How can I Ping it? I tried to ping, but still don't understand the jargon (used to ping -all..etc.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi

Is the server in your local network LAN? The machine connecting to the server will be the client Proberbly already installed.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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Ok, be gentle with me..here goes. We just want our users to save files to this server. Do i need to install the Linux client on workstations? How can I find out the name of the server? How can I Ping it? I tried to ping, but still don't understand the jargon (used to ping -all..etc.
We'll be glad to work with you, but based on what you posted, there's no way anyone can give you any useful information. You don't say what kind of server, running which version/distro of Linux, what software you're using, what you want to save, what the workstations are running, etc. Your question is VERY vague...for example, you could be running Windows workstations, and trying to save generic files to it. That would be a totally different solution than if you're running a specific piece of software, on a Linux workstation. Providing details is the only way anyone can help you. So:
  • What are the workstations running?
  • When you mention "Linux client"...what, specifically are you referring to?
  • You find out the name of the server by asking the server administrator, or whoever installed it.
  • You ping a server by typing in the ping command, such as "ping <server name>" or "ping <ip address>"
If you don't understand what a server name or IP address is, you need to step back, and hire a consultant to do this for you, since whatever the solution to your problem will be, it will be MUCH more difficult than issuing a ping command.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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Novell Linux and it's a internal LAN. Workstations run XP. The admin is me. Just learning Linux.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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If you set the server up you should be able to find it,s ip.
Then from a machine in the network you can ping that ip
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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I can ping it..I just can't access (via Run ->//xxx.x.x.xxx) it when i am at the workstation..
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #7
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Sorry I dont use windows that much now, Although I have used putty for connecting But That is all I have tried.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:35 AM   #8
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O.k so you have a Linux server in your office and you have several work stations running XP. If you have set up your shares in your server correctly then they can be reached by your work stations through their Network Driver in XP's file browser.

There are many ways to set up shares in your sever, the most common is perhaps SAMBA but I don't know if that would work for you.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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I have installed Samba on the server..I will try that..Thank you.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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I recommend this to help you get the hang of Samba. It has sample scenarios and smb.conf (Samba configuration) files and work from the simple to the complex:

Samba by Example.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 07:57 AM   #11
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Thank you!!!
 
Old 05-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #12
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Well progress..I am able to 'see' the server at the client, however unable to 'login' (and yes, I have created an user on the server)..more coffee needed by me. LOL
 
  


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