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Old 01-15-2004, 11:51 PM   #1
cainbrain
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samba help


i have red hat 9 installed and i have read up on how to set up swat and edit my smb.cong file.

how can i start and test my samba????
 
Old 01-15-2004, 11:56 PM   #2
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in command terminal as root user type:

/etc/init.d/smb start

Then just try to connect from another computer.
Warning Samba can be tricky and a pain
 
Old 01-16-2004, 04:12 AM   #3
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Yeah it is a bit of a pain, im still having issues with mine, but if your having trouble, post your smb.conf here and maybe we can help

Good Luck
 
Old 01-16-2004, 05:55 AM   #4
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Try using webmin

Webmin provides a real nice gui for configuring Samba shares... It's a good newbie interface for a bunch of stuff... Samba is in the 'server' section.

Check out www.webmin.com for more info on Webmin. It's part of a default install on Mandrake, don't know about Red Hat.

Di11rod
 
Old 01-16-2004, 08:48 AM   #5
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On the surface Samba appears to be easy but there are alot of issues running underneath. Mostly to do with security and permissions. I have been at mine for about a week now. I have had some luck mostly if I turn off the password authentication. For now, that's what I did and let Linux handle my file access by using the owner and group permissions. i know that it is not the most secure that way but it works for now and the users can access the server. I am going to keep trying on getting the authentication to work. RH9 comes with SWAT to configure Samba with and I never have been able to get it to work. The best method I have found so far is right out of a O'Reilly book "Using Samba". It walks you through the simplest share and smb.conf all the way up to a secure server. Might be something to look at. Good luck! I haven't tried Webmin that di11rod recommends but you bet I am going to check it out!
 
  


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