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Old 02-08-2006, 05:21 AM   #1
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Installation Samba Server


Hi, m traying to set up a linux machine in my network.
Using Suse Linux 9.1 and if i understood well i have to run Samba Server and Client to set up shares between MS and Linux.
But in Yast i can find the Samba client but not the server setup. Is Samba server depending on CPU and diskvolume. Its a Pentium III 1GHz with 2.0G swap and 7.0 G for Linux.

Thanks in advance for assistance.

Jan van den Berg (Juusi)
 
Old 02-08-2006, 05:25 AM   #2
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maybe you dont have the server package installed....
 
Old 02-08-2006, 06:07 AM   #3
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satinet is right. To create Samba shares to share some files/folders on your Linux box, you need Samba server.
Samba client is only good to mount Samba shares from other machines (be that Linux or Win machines).

Of course, setting up a server will consume some resources from your system. So, you can expect heavy load if there are many systems that are often accessing the files on the Samba shares.
I don't think there are any specific system requirements (maybe you can check that on the Samba site or something), but you'll see that, if your system experiences high load from heavy Samba access, your system will slow down and so will the Samba access.

But nothing stops you from simply setting it up and trying it out, no?
 
Old 02-08-2006, 05:44 PM   #4
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The server in YaST is named "samba" and the client "samba-client". I see it fine on my machine... Perhaps you're just using a bad/old installation source? Do you know how to change the sources?
 
Old 02-10-2006, 08:59 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by satinet
maybe you dont have the server package installed....
Hi,
I checked the CD and installed all related SAMBA products.
2 namely samba-client and samba-winbind both version 3.0
On the SUSE 9.1 cd you can find it in dir /suse/i586/.
I installed this cd on a HP computer and there i found samba and samba-client in Yast.
On this perticular machine i only have samba-client.

Is it possible and where can i find the different program's used in Yast.

Thanks in advance for your hints and tips

Jan
 
Old 02-10-2006, 09:08 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by timmeke
satinet is right. To create Samba shares to share some files/folders on your Linux box, you need Samba server.
Samba client is only good to mount Samba shares from other machines (be that Linux or Win machines).

Of course, setting up a server will consume some resources from your system. So, you can expect heavy load if there are many systems that are often accessing the files on the Samba shares.
I don't think there are any specific system requirements (maybe you can check that on the Samba site or something), but you'll see that, if your system experiences high load from heavy Samba access, your system will slow down and so will the Samba access.

But nothing stops you from simply setting it up and trying it out, no?

Thanks Timmeke,
I was looking for requirments on diff. sites but there is hardly any detailed info around that only the linux is running on almost every machine.
Tricky is that i installed same installtion 9.1 on other machines namly HP Pavillion and on these machine i do have a samba (server) set up icon in Yast.
But on this machine MSI mother board with 1 Ghz pentium III prossesor 256 Mb.
Writing this makes me wonder don't i need 500 Mb RAM.

BR
Jan
 
Old 02-10-2006, 09:12 AM   #7
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sorry, i'm confused about what the problem is now....

you cant install smb server on your SuSE system??
 
Old 02-10-2006, 09:16 AM   #8
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Linux runs on 256 MB too, probably. It may become a bit slow however. But as I said, setting it up isn't so hard, so why wouldn't you simply try it and see how it goes from there?

You'll need to get the Samba server package.
Doesn't Yast provide a possible to look for packages on the web?

Or else, you can check out some of the basic package providing sites, like rpmfind.net (if SuSe can work with .rpm packages) to find the package.
Once you've got it, install it and then you'll only need to set up the Samba server.
Nowadays, Samba comes with a web interface called SWAT I believe, so the setup shouldn't be too difficult.

Or, simply go to samba.org
or even http://nl.samba.org/samba/ (I've noticed your from the Netherlands).
and download the latest version from there.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 08:44 AM   #9
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I downloaded Samba and its up and running.
Strange thing is that the local network is reachable but now we cannot access the internet anymore.
Guess it has something to do with the ip address.
Is in Linus a way to check communication(s)

Thxs
Jan
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:29 AM   #10
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maybe you need to read your gateway

try

netstat -rn
 
Old 02-20-2006, 04:28 AM   #11
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Strange thing is that the local network is reachable but now we cannot access the internet anymore.
Guess it has something to do with the ip address.
Indeed, this clearly shows a problem with your network config. satinet is right, netstat can be a good place to start.
You may also want to post the output of
ifconfig
 
Old 02-20-2006, 07:32 AM   #12
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Hi All,

Thanks for hints and tips.
It all up and running also the Internet connection is ok.
It was a change in the gateway settings. After correcting the gateway to my router again internet is working fine.


BR
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