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Old 02-26-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I am new to the community but am really hyped about the linux movement> Unfortunately, I hopped on late. I installed rh 8.0 on my old laptob and finally got swat to work. well i got the program to appear in the browser. Now when i go to a windows machine i see local host under network places which is my linux machine. i knowthat the loopback address is set on my nic for local services. what do i need to do now? i put a netbios name in swat and then saw two separate com[uters from my windows machine, localhost and insprion3200 (which is my laptop) someone please explain thnx
 
Old 02-26-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hi,

Did you set up a share for samba?

Can you access that share from your windows machine?

To access the samba shares, you will need to be able to authenticate to your linux machine....

all that means is that you have to create an account with samba so you can log onto the share.....

Look into /usr/sbin/smbadduser to add an account. I usually set up an account that is identical to my windows logon information, that way I don't have to enter a logon again....

HTH
 
Old 02-26-2003, 07:21 PM   #3
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havent created share yet

i guess were i am confused is under network configuration on my linux box i see my nic under devices and under hosts i see

127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain local host

now what i want to do is just add this linux computer to my workgroup i can already see it in my workgroup and can also ping the address that my router has given it from a win machine. i have a wireless router and it is assigning 192.168.1.100 to my linux machine.
but under my network places on my win machine i see the localhost machine and when i try to access it i get network not found because i think its looking for 127.0.0.1 do i need to add another host to this ethernet card under network config?
 
Old 02-26-2003, 07:25 PM   #4
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You need to connect to a share, not the computer. And the hostname will be defined in your smb.conf file.

Here is a copy of my smb.conf file. Use it to get a better idea of what you need to do. Also, you need to read. There is TONS of info about setting up samba on the net..... www.google.com/linux is a GREAT place to start.....

GL
 
Old 02-26-2003, 07:31 PM   #5
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i did purchase samba primer but sometimes its quicker to get the answer in the forums. so what you are saying is that i will not see the computer but the share once it is shared out?
 
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