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Old 03-18-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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Idiot on a network


I have Samba on another Linux machine, and I'm trying to get that one on a small peer-to-peer network. How do I put it on after I assign a IP and a Subnet?
 
Old 03-19-2003, 01:23 PM   #2
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"that one" and "it" would be what? The machine, SAMBA,...I'm confused.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 04:42 PM   #3
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Both ends up being a HP PC running Linux with the Samba plugin. Sorry for being confusing. Any refrences like that are usually to a machine. Anyway, How do I get Linux on a network with another machine running Winblows?
 
Old 03-19-2003, 04:56 PM   #4
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If you've never set samba up before I would suggest getting the "webmin" package (not SWAT). It will make your life much easier.

For a very basic overview of what you need to do, go here

If you have questions regarding more advanced setups, please start another thread and be more specific as to what they may be. This tutorial will get you connected easily but not much more.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 05:06 PM   #5
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...and all I want is to access and manipulate the files on another machine, when I have already shared the drive on that machine. Samba claims to be ready to go on my machine, but I have yet to be able to find what I need to access another machine. How do I do this. Keep in mind that I am a Linux idiot at this point.
 
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For documentation see www.samba.org

I understand that your are a newbie but explaining exactly what your problem is and what your end goal is will really help us help you better. Accessing files on another machine does not tell us much. And that is because accessing files on a linux from a windows PC is different than accessing windows files on a linux PC. So you see how saying this machine and that machine is confusing.

What I think you are after is mounting a windows share on a linux box.

There are two parts to samba the server which allows windows to connect to a linux PC. The smb.conf configuration file is used to set up the linux shares and its network behavior.

The client part called smbclient will mount windows shares on the linux pc. See man pages for smbclient.

Example of mounting a windows share on linux (as root)
mount -t smbfs //windowsPC/sharename /mnt/<mount point>

Additional help
http://justlinux.com/nhf/Filesystems...rmanently.html

Additional applications LinNeighborhood, gnomba and Komba are network neighborhood equiv for linux

You also asked about the networking setup. Is it working?
 
Old 03-30-2003, 11:02 AM   #7
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Linux networking seems fine, but I have yet to figure out how to go onto a Windows box and snag files off of it.
 
  


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