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I have installed samba and swat 3.0
also I have read the documents on help
to man pages etc, and configured swat
according to the instructions,
after i also restarted the computer and was
unable to log into root but was able to log into
my regular home acct which i found unusual, the logon
screen would just hang, anyway all I want to do is use my
linux box as a file server, and as a newbie am wondering if there
is anything easier than using swat and samba, i heard of phlak or something like that, the only reason I wanted to use it was because it comes with most distros, and some company might be using it and I will need to learn to support it, but who uses what comes with os's anyway? so now I'm HERE to find out the most popular server program that I can access with a winxp client and is easy for newbies to use until they learn more, I am using red hat 9 and need a lil help, I've already config my host and ip address and dns. i know the nic card works because i can access my xp network from linux and the internet I also made sure to create my shares on my linux box, somebody anybody please help.
being that i'm in kde i turned the survices on in the control panel and it still didn't work, all smb related services are on. now when i connect to the workgroup from xp it says my workgroup is unaccessable and i do not have permmision to access the resources, my eth0 will not activate either all of a sudden.
Thankyou everybody for the support,
I am not giving up and switching back to win2k server
like a sucker linux will not beat me damn it,
I am in the process of reinstalling RH9.0 and trying all the
(sirpimpsalot) i read about the issue of ports etc... but it wasn't
until I read o'rileys book, and it mentioned something about it.
I have to study this a little bit more,
The unfortunate thing is that this is not really documented in the man
pages that well or I seemed to have miss a part, but as a newbie it seems that there are lot of custom commands that must be learned and it seems that you must do alot of research, I personally think it's worth it but seems it makes things harder even if you are a quick learner
I will have more questions after everythings back up.