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Old 02-09-2004, 03:52 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
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newbie trying to set up lan

I have four machines. One running Slack 9.1, the others win 98 or XP. They are conected through a hub. I want to conect the one running slack to the LAN. I've been reading the HOW-TOs, info and man... but still can't figure it out, because it won't work! so far, this is what i understand:

i.- In order to connect to win machines, i need samba. I should read the samba manual, and set up the smb.conf file. So far, made a simple one based on the manual and the smb.conf-sample file.

ii.- I must add a line to fstab for every folder i want to import from the other boxes. It should look something like: <host>:<dir>, e.g., ` (from the fstab info).

then i should mount the thing, and it's all set! but well, is not working. One of the computers i want to import from is called say me, and the file c:\share\. should then the fstab line look like: me:\share\ /home/LAN nfs defaults 0 0

when i try to mount the thing, i get: mount: can't get address for cic3 (cic3 is the box i want to import from).

¿what am i missing? sorry for such a long mail... thanks is advance.

by the way, how do i know that samba is runing? and should i use smbclient or smbd? i don't find on dmesg. And if i type smbclient, i get the help menu.
Old 02-09-2004, 04:57 PM   #2
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You are mixing up samba and nfs. Ignore nfs altogether if you want to connect to a windows share. Try something like:
mount -t smbfs //winpc/share /mnt -o username=joe,password=bloggs
ls /mnt


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