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I have created my server now everything is up and running, but I would like to know how I copy files from Windows XP PC to the server I have been looking into samba and cant quite put hand on it can someone help?
well we can't help specifically from the little information you've provided, but if this is a simple one off task, use winscp from the xp machine to copy to linux over ssh, which is probably already running.
Personally I would use scp (file transfer over ssh connection). It is rather simple, secure and more predictable than SMB. For this you need a running ssh server (I guess it is easy in SuSE). /var/www should be owned by a dedicated user (it would better be separate from web server user, who needs only reading files) who can have home directory there. Check that PuTTY (a good and well-known Windows SSH client, it is free software with MIT license) successfully logs in and you can write in /var/www while ssh-ing as this user. Now you have to either use pscp (bundled with PuTTY, has documentation) or a graphical tool, like WinSCP.