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Old 12-03-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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make linux folder visible on windows network ?


I have a sun cobalt raq550 server running on strongbolt 2 (centos 4.8) connected to a network with windows pc's on it. Is it possible to configure one of the raq's folders so it will appear on the windows network?
I have several windows pc's networked as 'workgroup' and they can share files but I'd like to include a raq550 folder so it's visible in 'workgroup' if that's possible. The raq is on the same ip range and subnet as the windows pc's.
thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 04:15 PM   #2
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Absolutely, you need to install and configure samba.
 
Old 12-03-2009, 04:20 PM   #3
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use samba server. For basic about samba server read the following link
Basic Samba Network file sharing
 
Old 12-05-2009, 01:14 PM   #4
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thanks for your feedback and I checked out the link you gave as well as some info on google. Problem is, I have two samba.conf files and I don't know which one to edit. They are here:
/etc/log.d/conf/logfiles/samba.conf
/etc/log.d/conf/services/samba.conf

Also, even I knew which one to edit I don't know where the edits are to be inserted. Thanks for any further advice.

My first samba.conf file is in etc/log.d/conf/logfiles and it contains this:

##########################################################################
# $Id: samba.conf,v 1.6 2002/10/12 02:08:07 kirk Exp $
##########################################################################

########################################################
# This was written and is maintained by:
# Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>
#
# Please send all comments, suggestions, bug reports,
# etc, to kirk@kaybee.org.
########################################################

# What actual file? Defaults to LogPath if not absolute path....
LogFile = samba-log.*
LogFile = samba/*

# If the archives are searched, here is one or more line
# (optionally containing wildcards) that tell where they are...
# Note: if these are gzipped, you need to end with a .gz even if
# you use wildcards...
Archive = /dev/null




the second samba.conf file is in etc/log.d/conf/services and it contains this:

###########################################################################
# $Id: samba.conf,v 1.4 2002/10/12 02:08:09 kirk Exp $
###########################################################################

# You can put comments anywhere you want to. They are effective for the
# rest of the line.

# this is in the format of <name> = <value>. Whitespace at the beginning
# and end of the lines is removed. Whitespace before and after the = sign
# is removed. Everything is case *insensitive*.

# Yes = True = On = 1
# No = False = Off = 0

Title = "samba"

# Which logfile group...
LogFile = samba

########################################################
# This was written and is maintained by:
# Kirk Bauer <kirk@kaybee.org>
#
# Please send all comments, suggestions, bug reports,
# etc, to kirk@kaybee.org.
########################################################
 
Old 12-07-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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Neither of those. You need to install samba or update your database, depending on distribution the file might be in /etc/samba, /etc, or /etc/smb.

For rpm based distributions try:
Code:
yum install samba
For deb based distributions try:
Code:
apt-get install samba
Then check /etc for smb.conf
Code:
find /etc -iname smb.conf -print
The two files you found are for other purposes.

Last edited by rweaver; 12-07-2009 at 10:20 AM.
 
Old 12-10-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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thanks for this help, I managed to install samba and got into the /etc/smb.conf file. Problem is after editing the smb.conf file I've managed to get 'Home' to appear in my windows network but when I click on it the windows machine is asking for a password. The username is shown as Home/Guest (greyed out) but in setting up samba I haven't stipulated a password anywhere.
Is there a default password to start with?
 
  


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