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I am setting up a Slack 10.2 box and I have run into a few problems (none of which have anything to do with installing slack ironically). I am running Slack 10.2 with a default kernel on an old P2 400mhz.
1. I have successfully set up a samba server on my slack box, but am wanting to access the shares from places other than my house through the internet, but I have no idea if and how this is done.
2. I would like to connect my slack box to the internet, but it doesn't have wireless capabilities and is too far away from my router to connect via ethernet. I have a second router (Linksys wrt54g) which is connected to the slack box and have heard that I could put 3rd party firmware on it so that it can connect wirelessly to the router with the internet connection. Has anyone done this and if so could you show me the firmware used and a good how-to?
3. Lastly, I mainly interact with my Slack box via ssh and would like to be able to shut it down AND have it power off remotely. Whenever I tell it to shutdown it just hangs on "power off" and I know it has this capability as it was able to power off with Fedora Core 3. I found a thread about this in the Slack forum and I uncommented the "/sbin/modprobe apm" in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules but after three shutdown attempts, I still have to manually press the power button to turn it off!
1. Actually, I never connected to a Windows share with Slackware. You might want to try,
smbmount //<pc name>/<share name> //<mount>/<point> (I think that is right)
mount -t smbfs -o username=<user>,password=<password> //<pc name>/<share name> //<mount>/<point>
I would not use samba to share files over the internet. I would use FTP if you need to read/write files (large files or numerous files) or scp if it is just the ocational files (read/write). Samba was intended for intranet not the internet.
If your NIC doesn't start automatically, how do you start it? If you have to enter modprobe <whatever>, look in the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules. There should be a line in there for your NIC driver.
If you are entering something like ifconfig eth0 <ip address>, try the netconfig program.
So now I just need to figure out #2 and #3...I looked in the bios, but couldn't find a setting for apm though as I said it did shutdown and power off in FC3.
Also, (sorry for all the questions) when I set up my samba server I was told to set the samba workgroup to the same as my windows workgroup, however I have another set of computers (windows) attatched to the same network, but under a different workgroup...how can I get them to access the samba shares?