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Old 12-18-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Linux to Windoze networking?


Can anyone recommend some good reading on best practices to setup a mixed Linux (Red Hat 9) and Windows 2000 network? We're currently running an all Windoze network but are planning a migration to Linux. However, during the transition, all machines need to be able to share and exchange info. I thought Samba was the answer but samba.org has no useful information on their site. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:03 AM   #2
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Samba.org has no useful reading?

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/
http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/Samb...Collection.pdf
http://us1.samba.org/samba/books.html
http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/

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Old 12-18-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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How much effort did you really put into searching their site? Just about everything you need to know about it can be found by following the links on this page(at samba.org) http://us3.samba.org/samba/docs/

In my basic understanding of it, every machine that will act as a data source will need to have a samba server on it, while any machine that needs access to that data will need samba client software on it. With the linux machines, you'll have the ability to mount the shared data across the network as a local filesystem. Windows provides similar functionality through the 'map network drive' process.

It also provides a means of printer sharing also. Good luck in your endeavor.
 
Old 12-18-2003, 10:13 AM   #4
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ok, I stand corrected... It was late yesterday and I didn't see the links you posted. I'll start RTFM!

However, before I dig to deep, is Samba the preferred method to create a shared Windows Linux environment or are their better/easier options?

Thx. Dave
 
Old 12-18-2003, 11:36 AM   #5
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I can only speak from my personal experience, but I would have to say it is probably the easiest way.

I needed to give my Win2000 box access to files on a Debian box. After a bit of work, I managed to be able to browse those files through 'Network Neighborhood' as if the Debian box was just another windows machine on the network. Win2000 didn't require any extra configuration since it already understands the SMB protocol. I did have to install smbfs support on my other Debian box(client) in order for it to be able to mount the shares from the first Debian box. So I have 3 computers total and it works so far.
 
  


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