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Old 04-28-2005, 02:10 PM   #1
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Samba issues

I have a few questions regarding SWAT and Samba server.

I got it working cause i can see the shared folder on my linux box on the other windows computer. The questions are:

1. How do i see the windows shared folders on my linux box? On windows you just access my network places and i can see the server there.

2. How do i stop and restart the samba server or service to kinda like restart everything? I've been using some strange commands like: 'etc/init.... stop' and then the same path but typing 'start' instead of 'stop'. The point of my question is that sometimes the linux server is not showing up on windows, so i guess you just restart the server and it should reset everything back to normal.

I hope i have explained myself utterly and clearly.

Thanks in advanced for all the help.
Old 04-28-2005, 02:34 PM   #2
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Hi Trebek,

I'm not sure how you would do this in Mandrake, but if you're running KDE as your UI, you should be able to use Konqueror to view SMB shares. Just fire up Konqueror and type smb:/ in the url box.

As for stopping and starting Samba, I've never had to do it from the comand line. I usually find that if a Windows PC can't see a share then an ipconfig /renew sorts it. If the syntax you've been using is working, I would carry on with that or see if you can get your hands on some sort of front-end for Samba. Others may be able to recommend something (Webmin?) for you - I just use YaST. Again, if you're using KDE, you can get a Samba plugin for the Control Centre.

Hope this helps,

Cleidh Mor
Old 04-28-2005, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: Samba issues

Originally posted by trebek

How do i stop and restart the samba server or service to kinda like restart everything?
If your running RH or Fedora, as root or sudo you could run service smbd restart. Or, you could do a /etc/init.d/<name of service> {start|stop|restart|reload}, again, as either root or sudo.
Old 04-28-2005, 04:10 PM   #4
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If you're using SWAT, the "status" page has buttons to restart all the samba services.


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