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Old 10-20-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
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samba on small networks?


I have a simple question.
Does samba work on small home networks with no central server type machine?

I'm talking about 3 computers and a router with file and printer sharing enabled.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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I use it with 4 computers. You do need a samba server. It is fairly painless to set up; after that you just forget it, since it "just works."

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Old 10-21-2003, 05:57 PM   #3
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what do you mean "samba server"? is this just some software on the linux computer that will want to be on the network? or is it a (dedicated) computer that must always be on for the network to work?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:23 PM   #4
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No it doesn't haft to be dedicated but whatever is on it is only reachable if it is on so thats at your discretion!

But I do have a questions..... I set up samba server but the windows systems on this network see it as "samba server (localhost)" so whenever I click it, it just looks at what my computer is sharing :-/ how must I change this!?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:09 PM   #5
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A general description of SAMBA is:

Software running on a *nix box that causes some *nix folder to appear on a windows network as if that folder is on a windows machine. Samba does this by having that folder, known as a share, speak NetBIOS. NetBIOS is the protocol (language) that windows networked folders (shares) speak to each other.

A very nice and free online book is:

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba/chapter/book/
 
Old 10-21-2003, 07:17 PM   #6
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it's a simple one question I know how to work samba just having one problem I'm not going to buy a book over that.... Anyone else?
 
  


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