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If you want an easy/easier time of setting up Samba, search for something called SWAT. It's a GUI tool (accessed through your browser) that can make the setting up of a Samba server a little easier... and it comes with great documentation on what each little bit of the samba conf file does!
Thanks for the suggestion Thymox. The only thing is that I'm not using KDE or Gnome for my linux box. I'm using the Console for this system. If any one has other suggestions please feel free to give them. I'm going nuts trying to figure out how how to get Samba to work.
your smb.conf file will generaly in /etc/samba . If you havent set it up yet, there might be one called smb.conf but rather
smb.conf-sample or something along those lines. If this is the case, do you know how to write an smb.conf file?
This is a simple smb.conf file. I got this from the redhat website. They said that this is a simple means of setting up samba. I use the smbclient on my linux box an it works. But on win98, it doesn't work right. If anyone has any suggestions about global sections, please let me know.
comment = Network Storage Space
path = /home/Storage
browsable = yes
writable = yes
read only = no
You may not need the line that pertain to encrypting the passwords and such, but there good to have. If you do decide to have the passwords encrypted, you'll need toi create an empty called "smbpasswd" (w/o quotes) in the /etc/samba directory.
You'll need to add a samba user to the system to do that, use the command "smbpasswd -a username". For this work, the username that your trying to make a samba user, must be a system user, aka someone who can use the nix box by itself. If not than just create it using the "adduser" command, and then add the samba user.
Try doing that and we'll get into starting samba on system boot.
i'm new on samba ...please help me with this problem....i have run samba but when i run this command ......smbclient -L 10.100.4.124(my client pc ip) i got this error.......called name not present......when i open network neighbourhood...i only can see what my client pc share..not my server sharing...
my samba is running...when i check the process...the problem before its ok...it just because i run wrong command....
the next problem is why i can not see my samba server on pc client win98...
please some tell me what can i do to fix this problem