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Old 03-24-2006, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question samba server


How does one go about setting up a samba server?

Does a samba server need an ip adress or a domain name?

How does one log in to it from windows?

Are there any good tutorials out there?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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There are many tutorials, however its fairly easy. First make sure you have samba installed and running using the service command as root IE:

#su-

#service smb status

This should output either the status (running or not) of the service, or it will say no such service...in which case you need to install samba.

After that just find your smb.conf file, which is usually /etc/smb.conf and edit it to allow users to browse the shares or whatever it is you want to do...just type smb.conf in google to find some good information..
 
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Do I need to purchase an ip adress?
 
Old 03-24-2006, 11:10 PM   #4
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There are many tutorials, however its fairly easy. First make sure you have samba installed and running using the service command as root IE:

#su-

#service smb status

This should output either the status (running or not) of the service, or it will say no such service...in which case you need to install samba.

After that just find your smb.conf file, which is usually /etc/smb.conf and edit it to allow users to browse the shares or whatever it is you want to do...just type smb.conf in google to find some good information..

acually search smb.conf in google gave some great tutorials.

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