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Old 09-20-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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Question n00b needs help

this is my first time using linux so please be patient
i managed to install slackware 10.0 with kde on my old 200mhz pentium which i wanna make a ftp server. however i'm having trouble configuring all the stuff needed for this...
the network has no trouble with hardware as i can browse to smb://jesus (where jesus is the name of my xp comp) using konqueror and i see the files i've shared with that comp... the thing is i wanna do this vise versa. i wanna set the ftp up and leave it lying around without screen etc. and only manage it's files using my xp comp.
what i've read it seems that an application called samba has something to do with having linux and windows comps in lan (smb short fot it?)
any help will be much appriciated
Old 09-20-2004, 01:01 PM   #2
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If you want to serve FTP, you need a FTP server (FTP is not the same thing as SMB). There are a number of FTP servers to choose from -- vsftpd and proftpd seem like popular choices. Pick one, read its documentation, and install it. If you just want your Linux and Windows computers to see each other using SMB protocol, yes, you need Samba to set up shares on your Linux machine. Read some of the documentation and howtos -- getting it set up isn't that tough, actually.
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Yep. SMB is the language windows speaks for the 'network neighborhood'. You can get samba running on your linux mahince to speak SMB so your win machine can see it and you can browse files on it. FTP is very different from SMB.
Old 09-21-2004, 01:13 AM   #4
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Try having look at this sites, it will help u alot... just b cool and read carefully...

After all samba is not that tough.. Goodluck


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