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Old 01-10-2002, 05:31 PM   #1
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I've got a Linux box I'd like to get Samba running on. Any advice how to install and configure it? Do I need a Samba client running on my Win box also or what? As you can tell, I'm a newbie when it comes to anything Linux.
 
Old 01-10-2002, 05:38 PM   #2
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Samba file sharing is supported by windows natively... not a problem there. most linux distributions have samba server installed and setting it up is not too difficult. add it to you system services that start at startup, then configure it. there are usually gui tools, but the /etc/smb.conf or /etc/samba/smb.conf config files are not too hard to figure out. check www.samba.org or www.linuxdoc.org for more detailed information
 
Old 01-10-2002, 05:40 PM   #3
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Re: samba

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add it to you system services that start at startup, then configure it.
How can I do that?
 
Old 01-10-2002, 05:59 PM   #4
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what distro and version are u using? most distro have a system services util that lets you add things to the startup (like windoze). in rh, just type 'setup' at the console then select 'system services' then check 'smb' .
 
Old 01-10-2002, 05:59 PM   #5
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Depends what distro.
 
Old 01-10-2002, 06:03 PM   #6
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in rh, just type 'setup' at the console then select 'system services' then check 'smb' .
I got to system services but smb wasn't a choice to check. Any idea why not?
 
Old 01-10-2002, 06:21 PM   #7
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either smb isnt installed or it isnt listed as a service.
 
Old 01-10-2002, 06:26 PM   #8
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So when I goto the Samba website what should I be downloading to install on my Linux box? And which should I be downloading for my Win box? Thanks for your help!
 
Old 01-10-2002, 08:58 PM   #9
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what distro are u using? if it's redhat, simply run up2date samba and it will download and install it for you . it's easier then downloading the source and compiling it.

on the windoze box, you don't have to install anything.. simply check you network settings and if you have 'file and print sharing' enabled, pick a directory or drive, right-click, and select sharing.
 
  


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