LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-05-2003, 12:35 PM   #1
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Rep: Reputation: 30
Question slack n00b network questions


ok, its not "TOO" much documentation in slackware. so im kinda confused about my network. it says it all "should" be working after "lan:/" works when i write it in my browser. but how the hell do i access other people's computers? (every1 else on my lan run windows, and im new to Linux myself.) is it a work-group in Linux like in Windows? i dont really understand anything, and i need to know how it works so i dont have to reset into windows everytime i gotta transfer something or whatever.

(my networks card is running, i got lisa running, ive run the configurator, but i still dont understand sh*t :-/ )

thanks
 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
stephenh
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
To communicate with Windows systems on the network in the typical Windows-style "network neighbourhood" you'll need Samba, a program which allows you to use the standard Windows file and printer sharing protocols ("SMB") under Linux.

You can find more information on Samba at http://samba.mirror.ac.uk/samba/samba.html

Under Samba you can use config files to set up things like your Windows file sharing workgroup and you can both access files being shared by Windows systems and immitate Windows systems and share files (and printers) with them.

If you're already on the network under Linux then setting up and configuring Samba should be pretty straightforward and you'll be able to access the Windows shares in no time.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 05:59 AM   #3
duister
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: slackware 9.0
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Re: slack n00b network questions

Quote:
Originally posted by Kjetil4455
ok, its not "TOO" much documentation in slackware. so im kinda confused about my network. it says it all "should" be working after "lan:/" works when i write it in my browser. but how the hell do i access other people's computers? (every1 else on my lan run windows, and im new to Linux myself.) is it a work-group in Linux like in Windows? i dont really understand anything, and i need to know how it works so i dont have to reset into windows everytime i gotta transfer something or whatever.

(my networks card is running, i got lisa running, ive run the configurator, but i still dont understand sh*t :-/ )

thanks
I am also pretty new to linuw, used it for about 7 day's now.

just type in your nautilus browser, or Konquerer:

smb://
and you should see the workgroups or domains. press on the workgroups or domain and you will see the computers. Normally when you want to see the computers shares you have to enter a username and password of that computer.

Good luck, and cheers,

duister
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:01 AM   #4
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
well, I'm not sure. but i think i dont have samba in my system...? does it come with my slack 9 cd, or do I have to download it?

thanks
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:03 AM   #5
Noryungi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: --> X <-- You are here.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
If you installed "everything", then Samba is installed on your PC. Otherwise, you can find it on the CD1 of Slackware 9.0
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:04 AM   #6
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I did a "Full install", yeah. Imma try smb:\\ then thanks alot guys. Oh, one more thing. do I have to activate samba in any way? or is it actiavted on startup?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:34 AM   #7
Noryungi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: --> X <-- You are here.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
You can know if Samba is started on your machine by taking a look (as root) at /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2. These files contain a lot of comments and explanations.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 03:42 PM   #8
Kjetil4455
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Norway/Drammen
Distribution: Slackware~
Posts: 250

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
allright man, i'll do that. too bad im not at My comp right now >.>
 
Old 08-11-2003, 11:51 PM   #9
thundersnows
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Jakarta
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora Core 2
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
can someone guide me how to activate samba ?
i've install slackware 2.4.18 with full option. and i've check in kpackage (packet manager), there is samba-2.2.4-i386-3.
thanks
 
Old 08-12-2003, 06:21 AM   #10
Noryungi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: --> X <-- You are here.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
Slackware 2.4.18? Wow! That's an oooooold version!!

Seriously, though, I think you mean Slackware 9.0.

If it's not Slackware 9.0, upgrade your system and the kernel. Type "uname -a", and you should see something like "linux 2.4.21"...

To activate Samba, take a look at /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2 and un-comment (remove the "#") the lines that talk about Samba.

Restart inetd (or resart your machine) and Samba should be activated on your computer. Make sure you read the "man samba" and "man smb.conf" and "man lmhosts" manual pages if you don't know what to do...
 
Old 08-13-2003, 12:22 AM   #11
thundersnows
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Jakarta
Distribution: Slackware, Fedora Core 2
Posts: 83

Rep: Reputation: 15
My slackware is 8.1, kernel 2.4.18
If I want to upgrade my linux to Slackware 9, do I just download and install the lastest kernel, or I have to install it all again from beginning ?

I've check my /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and rc.inet2, but there's no line about samba.
In rc.inet2, there's many lines starting services like portmap, nfs, smb, keylogger, ipv4_forward, inetd, ssh daemon, nfs server, bind, nis.
Where can I find explaination for these services ? I want to activate services that I use only.

I've been reading several manual for samba (search in google). It just get my more confuse. Mostly wrote that I have to download the package and install it again. Maybe someone can point me to a good link for samba.
Thanks

Last edited by thundersnows; 08-13-2003 at 12:26 AM.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:16 AM   #12
duister
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Belgium
Distribution: slackware 9.0
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by thundersnows
My slackware is 8.1, kernel 2.4.18
If I want to upgrade my linux to Slackware 9, do I just download and install the lastest kernel, or I have to install it all again from beginning ?

I've check my /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 and rc.inet2, but there's no line about samba.
In rc.inet2, there's many lines starting services like portmap, nfs, smb, keylogger, ipv4_forward, inetd, ssh daemon, nfs server, bind, nis.
Where can I find explaination for these services ? I want to activate services that I use only.

I've been reading several manual for samba (search in google). It just get my more confuse. Mostly wrote that I have to download the package and install it again. Maybe someone can point me to a good link for samba.
Thanks
I should say, perform a fresh install. But well, who am ai
heh..
 
Old 08-13-2003, 06:35 AM   #13
Noryungi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: --> X <-- You are here.
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 262

Rep: Reputation: 30
Yes, do perform a fresh install to upgrade your system. If necessary, make a copy of the most important config files.

Also, make sure you have a separate "/home" partition to keep all these files in as well as your personal data (including your user's data, if you have any).

On the other hand, if you don't want to upgrade your machine, Slackware 8.1 comes with Smaba, and most of the advice in this thread should apply to your installation as well...

This is one of the advantages of Slackware: it's been around for so long that most of the config hints apply to many versions, not just the latest and greatest...

Last edited by Noryungi; 08-13-2003 at 06:37 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Few N00b Questions... rohde Linux - Newbie 5 09-11-2004 02:36 PM
need n00b totorials for HD install slack! marlor Slackware 3 06-07-2004 08:29 PM
Questions from a n00b sKiBa Linux - Newbie 2 06-03-2004 03:38 PM
n00b Questions Joey.Dale Slackware 7 12-05-2003 11:59 PM
a few n00b questions... tv_is_drowning Linux - Newbie 3 11-06-2003 04:09 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration