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Old 11-08-2006, 02:51 PM   #1
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A simple network setup...if possible.

I need to set up a simple network using Suse 10.1 64. I have one machine I want to use as a server for two windows machines. (You don't know how much I wish I could run my very needed programs under Linux and flush Gate's crapware down the toilet where it belongs.) I simple need it to serve up text files and such. The problem is, I don't know where to start. Is there a simple guide out there that will basically hold my hand from start to finish?

Thanks for any help you can give me in this matter.

PS....Did I hear correctly that Gates was trying to make it so that you needed to buy a new license if you bought a new computer and wanted to remove Vista from your old computer and put it onto your new one?
Old 11-08-2006, 03:10 PM   #2
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I currently do this for my home network. I have a bunch of mixed machines (Windows, BSD, Linux) with a Linux (Slackware) file server.

For my UNIX based boxes, I use NFS[1] to mount the share and access my files. As for Windows though, I have Samba[2] installed. Samba is relatively easy to set up, and if you wanted to make it even easier, you could do the entire configuration via Webmin.

It's been a while since I've used SuSe, but I assume there is a Webmin[3] package out there somewhere. Just install it, and configure Samba that way until your comfortable in tackling it head on.

Visit the links below and let me know if you need any help.


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SuSE doesn't use webmin. Webmin might interfere with the SuSEconfig scripts.
You can use Samba Swat to similarily configure your shares.

If you install both both the samba and samba-doc packages, there is a pdf copy of the "Samba 3 by Example" book in the /usr/share/doc/packages/samba/ directory. This book will include different examples and goes through step-by-step, including windows registry changes where necessary.
Old 11-09-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Wonderful! Thank you so much for your help. I'll give it a try this weekend when I have a moment. Again, thanks.


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