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Old 07-21-2004, 06:45 AM   #1
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setting up a network between linux (slackware 9.1) and winxp

how would I set up a file and printer server between my linux box and winxp computer, i want to be able to share files, drives, and printers. sorry for the noob questions. thanks
Old 07-21-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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Have you tried samba?
Old 07-21-2004, 07:02 AM   #3
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You need to use samba
copy /etc/samba/smb.conf.sample to /etc/samba/smb.conf
Edit it to suit your requirements and start the samba daemon /etc/rc.d/rc.samba
Old 07-21-2004, 09:27 AM   #4
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thanks, i'm going to tried that, will i be able to network with my winxp machine with my linux box?


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