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Old 06-21-2006, 09:11 PM   #1
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Remote Setup of Samba for File Server for WinXP Network

Hi All

Im still only new to Linux, know my way around a little bit, but still need some help. I have an old Pentium 450 with 192Mb of RAM, and I'm trying to set it up as a File Store for my Windows XP Network.

Each of the computers on the network belongs to a different person, and presently we share files using Windows file sharing. This has become inefficient with everybody having multiple copies of the one file. To aleviate this, Im setting up a file server, mainly to store our numerous music and video files.

I installed Debian 3.0r1 from a Magazine Cover CD, and chose to install the File Server option from the TASKSEL part of the setup.

I now need to know 3 things.

1. How can I do all my setup and admin remotely? I was asked about SSH2 during setup, and I chose to install SSHD so that I could connect using this. Now I just need to know what Windows program allows me to do this

2. What do I need to do to the SMB.CONF file in order to allow the 4 WinXP computers to gain access to a shared file space on the Debian Server

3. Since running setup, I have added another Hard Disk Drive. From what I can tell it has been recognised. How can I check whether it has or not?

Thanks for any help that anyone can be. It is much appreciated
Old 06-21-2006, 11:41 PM   #2
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Hello ads086,

Welcome to Linux Questions!

First question:- You will have to install cygwin or similar program on your windows machine.

Second question:- You may find this and this samba howtos very useful.

Third question:- It may have already recognised the added harddisk. You just need to format and mount it (If it is unformatted) or just mount it if it is preformatted.

Hope, this will help you
Old 06-22-2006, 11:30 PM   #3
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Many thanks for your help. I have attempted this before, but could not remember what I needed. Thanks once again



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