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Old 02-05-2004, 06:45 AM   #1
Godsmackfelipe
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The Samba and the Newba...


Hello Guys...
Im thinking about configure Samba. But The tutorials that I got were just huge and a bit dificcult to read and understand...
Is there any Dummies book on the internet that you know???
I just need too much of it... My job depends on it...
And as a very poor brazilian guy, Needing the job, I need to learn as fast as I can...
Thanks, in advice...
Felipe...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:41 AM   #2
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hope this helps.

http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/tie/htm...k-samba-2.html

good luck.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:52 AM   #3
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While not a 'dummies book' I think that the main saba docs at http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/ will tell you everything you will ever need to know in fairly simple terms. There is a lot there because samba can do a lot (you dont specify what you want it for in your post).

If you need somewhere to start then why not try looking at the default configuration file - it has comments in.

If config files are too hard then there is a tool called SWAT that allows you to configure the whole thing from a web browser. Have a look at http://samba.org/samba/docs/man/SWAT.html
 
Old 02-05-2004, 08:26 AM   #4
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Thank you a lot guys...
With all that information you gave me I think Ill get samba working in a few moments...
thankx a lot...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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Also Check here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0&pagenumber=2
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:34 PM   #6
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Hi again Folks...
Its a little complicated configure Samba, but Ill not give up that easy...
I see a lot of guys Doing almost everything with linux... so, Why not me also???
hahahahaha... lets go to the question...
I created an user on samba, restarted the samba (smb restart) but the user could not login...
I restarted the server (shutdown -r now) and even like this the user could not login...
But... when I login on linux... He logs on...
The question is why??? Why the user logs on linux and do not login windows???
In resume... my user is not workingn on his workstation (is using another user login form another worker here) and Im almost losing my job...
Hellllllllllpppppppp Meeeeeee..... Please...
Thank you all!!!
Felipe

P.S.: Sorry for a dup post... (The Samba and the Newba - Part 2)
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:44 PM   #7
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Hola Felipe Amigo,

You're on the right path with Samba, keep going We can help you.

Remember you have to create the users on Samba after creating the user on Linux.

Being a beginner, after you get the users to login, you could install Webmin . www.webmin.com It has a very good module to administer samba via Web. And great for beginners.
Most probably your distribution already has it, check if it is installed and if not install it, it's really easy.

There is also the Swat option which is a system that comes with samba, to administer Samba via Web, it is less complete that Webmin but good.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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Yeah Dude... Ill keep going and going...
I already have the webmin, but it make everything to me not showing what is happening at all (the changes in config files (smb.conf), what is happening in background, etc).
I want to learn to administrate by prompt, cause if I do it by X Im using windows, get it??? hahahahahaha...
So... To solve my trouble Ill try to use those administrative tools, but I wanna learn to do almost everything by prompt, cause its funny...
Thank you a lot, Pal...
 
Old 02-05-2004, 02:08 PM   #9
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Get a new default smb.conf file from www.samba.org. Then use their documentation to make the appropriate changes.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 07:51 AM   #10
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If you would like an easy to use manual, then try "Using SAMBA" by O'Reilly. It is very detailed and walks you through each step from starting out with a one line config file up to a very complicated file. It has helped me to get mine up and going. I still have issues but in large they are due to my mistake. If you continue to have issues and can't get folks to log on, try reposting and put your smb.conf file in the post. It's hard to troubleshoot without knowing what you have to work with. Good luck and repost if you still need help!
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:43 AM   #11
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woa...
thank you all for the great help given.
I just installed perfectly and now it runs great here... my job is saved and when you all came here in brazil we can drink a lot of beer, hehehehehe...
one question... where do I can download SWAT???
Thank you all again...
Felipe
 
Old 02-09-2004, 11:54 AM   #12
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SWAT should have been installed with your distro. To be honest though I have never been able to get it to work. I have resorted to just using the command line and when I get a chance, trying to figure out why it won't work. Maybe it wasn't installed when the install was done? If not I would try the SAMBA website to start. But all the docs you read (including the manuals) just make it seem like it should just be there and do what its supposed to. BTW, what kind of beer do you have in Brazil?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 12:06 PM   #13
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hahahahahaha...
yeah dude... the system tells me that I must connect on localhost:901 and the SWAT will run like forrest gump, but... it says nothing... I tried to download the swat and then... signature error, could not install... well, I get the samba configured manually I just want to simplify the job with a samba manager or something, but I want to use something different than webmin... I want to learn other softwares...
well, here in Brazil we have Skol (my favorite one), Bavaria, Brahma, Antarctica and much others...
Come here and we can drink a lot...
how we say here in Brazil... Valeu!!!! (= thanks)
Felipe
 
Old 02-09-2004, 01:21 PM   #14
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Sounds good to me. next time I'm in Brazil (LOL) I'll buy the first round. I had to configure manually and like I said could never get SWAT to work. It just kept saying the connection was refused. I copied the smb.conf file right out of the manual and it was only two lines and tried to get to SWAT. Never did. Oh well, had to move on. My next big project is to get Apache up and going so I can do the websites. Wish me luck!
 
  


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