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Old 06-07-2004, 04:13 PM   #1
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How do I share files between Suse and Windows XP

I am new to all this Linux stuff but I am having fun learning. I have myself a web server running on linux(Suse) and i have my Windows XP PC on a network. My Linux box is on its own and had no monitor, keyboard or mouse.

To the point I guess. What I want to do is to be able to write my html and php files on my WinXP PC and then transfer the files over to the linux box so they can be hosted.

Could someone provide a guide for how to do this, im sure there will be one out there but i just cant find it.

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #2
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Search for Samba... It's the Linux implementation of the network file-sharing on Windows.


You install Samba, and configure the /etc/samba/smb.conf . You will need to enable encrypted passwords. Start Samba with "service smb start" .

Then, add users to the Samba password list with "smbpasswd username -a" .

After that, you should be able to browse any shares you configured in the smb.conf . You can re-edit it to add / remove shares, then run "service smb restart" to recognize the config changes.

You can do all the above while logged into the headless SuSE box through ssh.


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