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Old 08-01-2005, 07:54 AM   #1
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File server


hi

is the a cheap way of getting out of buyying windows 2003 server by useing linux to windows clients as a file server ?



we already use redhat as a internet server.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 07:57 AM   #2
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yes , if you setup samba correctly then they wont even know that its linux
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:16 AM   #3
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So all 50 windows clients can have logos then as well ?

dose this also mean a user can logo on useing his or her account on a windows or linux OS ?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:21 AM   #4
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yes, u can setup login for all the 50 users..
just check with the files in /etc/samba/*
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:23 AM   #5
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What will be the bes distro to run Samba ?
 
Old 08-01-2005, 09:30 AM   #6
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i have worked only with fedora ... GUI is good..
as ur using red hat ... well it should by the same..

go to system settings then samba...
u can add the directory which u want to share,.....
samba users u can add in that prefernces tab...
 
Old 08-01-2005, 04:53 PM   #7
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I use samba to share files between an XP laptop and Slackware. I believe any computer running samba has Swat. (a web samba server configuration tool) You can use this to administer your samba server from any computer using the same interface. You can also the server as text files.

I dont notice the difference between Samba and an NT file server.
 
Old 08-01-2005, 08:59 PM   #8
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Originally posted by dosnlinux I dont notice the difference between Samba and an NT file server. [/B]
i do, it does not crash and eat your data like a NT file server will.

*grins* :P

yes you can even set Samba up to act as a DC in place of win2k or win2k3 servers by using LDAP and Kerberos in addition to Samba for file sharing.
 
  


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