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Old 10-23-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
RobKirchoff
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Hey guys,
I was wondering about Samba. Is it the linux equivalent to the windows "Network Neighborhood"?

I am trying to view computers that are connected to my network but im not sure how to get started with that.
I didnt see anything in the KDE menu
Thanks
Rob
 
Old 10-23-2005, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: networking

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Originally posted by RobKirchoff
Hey guys,
I was wondering about Samba. Is it the linux equivalent to the windows "Network Neighborhood"?

I am trying to view computers that are connected to my network but im not sure how to get started with that.
I didnt see anything in the KDE menu
Thanks
Rob
Hello,
the question is to which other system u would like to connect.
if the other machine has linux.........then u need to configure NFS ( network file system. )
if other machine has window.......then samba has to be configured.
i haven't done samba yet........but have experience with NFS.

moreover i've heard about LISA deamon too.
so do some google search..

For configuring NFS

regards
 
Old 10-23-2005, 12:03 PM   #3
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Samba is not the hardest thing to use but its only needed for seeing Windows directories. I have the only linux box in my whole network and i had to use samba server and client for sharing files. if not use nfs.
My question is do you need to see Windows shared files or just linux? that would help.:P
 
Old 10-23-2005, 12:04 PM   #4
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its with windows, and ive managed to actually connect to the samba server via my windows machine. But I can only access it if i set the permissions to allow all users to view the folder (I do this by right clicking the folder then selecting share). If I set the shared setting to anything but this, windows says I am unauthorized to access the folder. I was under the impression id be prompted for a user name and password?
Thanks
Rob
 
Old 10-23-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Id like to be able to do both (share files back and forth between the two).
But the problem is, windows is saying I am unauthorized to view the shared folders, but yet it isnt prompting me for a password and username so that i can authenticate
Rob
 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Are you a part of a domain? Or do you simply have 1 windows machine and 1 linux one?
 
Old 10-23-2005, 11:10 PM   #7
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Well I am connecting to a network within my fraternity house, so I guess you could say I am in a domain, because that network in turn is connected to the rest of the campus, and I can see all of the computers when I use a graphical explorer.
 
Old 10-24-2005, 04:50 AM   #8
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I too, would like to know how to setup Samba. I have a Windows XP network with multiple XP Pro machines. They all are in the workgroup "goc". The computers are named "goc-a" and "goc-b" etc.. I've got full file sharing turned on to all the D drives of those machines via simple file sharing.

I have a SUSE 10 machine that I am trying to connect to this network and be able to see the drives on these XP computers.

How do I set Samba up?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-24-2005, 07:14 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Well I am connecting to a network within my fraternity house, so I guess you could say I am in a domain, because that network in turn is connected to the rest of the campus, and I can see all of the computers when I use a graphical explorer.
Thats not what I menat. A domain is when your computer uses acount on a domain server to authenticate. If this is your computer (and you set it up) and you are not sure what I mean, then chances are you are not a part of the domain. You are using what is called a workgroup.

Heres a link to 2 samba how-to
http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba.html
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/sambaserver.shtml

Dont forget there are 2 parts at this.
1- The samba server is to allow OTHER people to connect to shares on your machine. It basicly "makes" the shares.
2- The samba client (it is a part of "server software", not a different package) is to allow you to connect to shares on others computers.
 
  


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