Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 12-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD 8.0 & Fedora 12
Posts: 50

Rep: Reputation: 15
Default Samba on Fedora 12

Greetings all!

I need help with setting up samba! I am a frequent user of FreeBSD and Ubuntu.

Those two automatically display the workgroups in my workplace when I use them after installing with no configuration at all. They just work out of the box!

How can I configure samba in the same way in Fedora 12 so that I can access the workgroup shares at work?

!!! Fedora 12 works like a charm on my laptop. Ubuntu crashes every so often! That's why I am sticking to Fedora 12. My Workplace computers run FreeBSD !!!

Your help is much appreciated.



Last edited by Atwin; 12-21-2009 at 08:24 PM.
Old 12-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2009
Distribution: Slackware64
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 20
If you look at the smb.conf on your other computers you can copy the settings over to Fedora.
Old 01-05-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 21

Rep: Reputation: 0
I use system-config-samba to define directory to share.
To add a samba user system-config-samba must started as root from terminal ( this is bug ).

Check if services ( system-config-services ) nmb and smb are running.
Check if Samba is enabeled in system-config-firewall.
Check in ( Bolena ) if samba sher is enabled.

Fore testing porpose deiable Firewal and SELinux.
Old 01-10-2010, 10:58 PM   #4
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: FreeBSD 8.0 & Fedora 12
Posts: 50

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Great! I managed to find out why it wouldn´t work. I enabled samba services (client and server) as trusted in the Firewall and then everything just started to work. Thanks, for the steps flokip.
Old 02-05-2010, 01:26 AM   #5
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 17
Installing samba.

Maybe I'm in the wrong place, but can you tell me if samba is installed in Fedora 12 by default? I just got a message that is isn't, but that could just be some diagnostic. "locate samba" gives my some 64 main file paths. Most of what I read so far is at the deep end. Also tried to find a file to ./setup or ./config, but no luck. I'm not that happy with yum yet. Well, actually, which file would I install in the first place?

I just want to set up a network for my Linux netbook to get on the net through my Windows PC. Yeah, and to learn more about networking.
Old 02-05-2010, 03:07 AM   #6
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 677Reputation: 677Reputation: 677Reputation: 677Reputation: 677Reputation: 677
Try "locate sbin/smb". If you have that you have the samba server package installed.

If you don't have it, the package is called "samba". I'd recommend "samba-doc" if available.
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-09-2010, 02:56 AM   #7
Registered: Aug 2009
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 17

Thanks, jschiwal, this helps. Now to get searching.


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
Newbie: Samba under Ubuntu - default config locations don't match mdutch Ubuntu 0 08-28-2009 03:38 PM
Default Samba Password? jim.stanley Linux - Networking 4 12-17-2007 10:09 AM
samba : several domains : how to set the samba one as default? tonguim Linux - Networking 3 01-12-2006 09:16 AM
Going default in Samba eranj Linux - Software 1 06-09-2005 04:41 AM
Samba default File Permissions Nelleh Linux - Networking 6 06-06-2002 09:09 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.

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