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I currently have three computers and an Xbox plugged together on a 4-port hub and a D-Link router (which basically gives them all access to the internet). Two of the computers use Mandrake 9.1 and the third uses WindowsXP. I'm trying to setup one of the Mandrake computers as a server using Samba and the other two computers as clients.
I have a copy of the Samba documentation as well as O'Reilly's Using Samba 2nd Ed. and have read through it very thoroughly. The problem is that most of the language is geared towards users who are already networking gurus or have a lot of familiarity with Unix/Linux. I'm neither.
Is there a good resource for the Linux GnuB to turn to for getting Samba setup?
The biggest obstacle for me is that the books show examples of where files should be and in my Mandrake system those files are nowhere to be found. In particular, the smb.conf file which should be in the /usr/local/samba directory. In Mandrake, there is no /usr/local/samba directory. (I currently have Samba 2.2.8)
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Last edited by GreenerLinux; 10-10-2003 at 07:42 PM.
rpm -qa|grep amba (will give you the name of your samba installed package)
rpm -ql samba_blablabla (substitute with the real name obtained from previous command; this will give you the list & location of all files included in your samba install... or maybe you haven't samba installed at all???) (note the switch is -ql, the second character being an L, not a pipe (|) as on the first query.
I have some of the same problem. I have two computers running WinXP, one running Win2k and a last one running Redhat 9.0. All is connected to a Wireless Hub(sharing a internet connection). I want to set up Redhat 9.0 as a server using Samba , and the others running as klients. But how? I read this guide, and as a completly newbie; I'm rather more confused than I was before read this guide.