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Old 03-02-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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Question use of Windows LAN from a Debian Linux machine


A very good friend just converted one of my old win7 laptops to debian. I want to use a Windows based NAS that I have in my LAN. How can I give access to my Win LAN and the NAS to my Debian machine?

A quick look sent me to the Samba site, but apparently they think I have an enterprise version of Linux and want me to sign up for a full enterprise Samba Plus service which I don't want to pay for. Is there another way?

I have in the past, about 15 years ago, used a Mandrake Linux machine as a file server for my windows LAN and I could configure Samba fine then. Is there a free installable version of Samba I could use?

Also, I have an HP Deskjet 8600 LAN based printer that I would like to use with my new Debian toy. Can anyone tell me how?
 
Old 03-02-2016, 01:45 PM   #2
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The site below explains installing and setting up Samba on Debian.

https://wiki.debian.org/SambaServerSimple
 
Old 03-02-2016, 03:43 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

If you mean a real NAS then they tend to have quite a number of ways to access the shared resources. Everything from FTP to iSCSI could connect you on a lan or wan. If we knew what you had then we could guess better.

HP provided some support in it's hplip. http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web/index.html Debian ought to install it if not already. It could be that you have it attached to a windows via usb or such and that may require more steps.
 
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Old 03-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #4
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The simplest method would be to use your file browser to access the NAS. Depends on what desktop / browser you are running but for example Nautilus has a browse network icon in the left window that will browse windows shares very similar to windows network browsing. You should see an icon for your NAS and if you click on it icons for each share should be displayed.

Looks like a plugin is not required so should be as easy as adding the printer via the add printer wizard or via the cups web interface.

http://hplipopensource.com/hplip-web..._pro_8600.html
 
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:09 AM   #5
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Thanks for the response.

What I have is a 4TB Seagate STCG4000100.

The package says compatible with Win 8, 7, Vista, XP and Mac OSX 10.6 or higher.

I can use the web access to it to copy and paste, but prefer to have a more direct access to the files there.

Do I need Samba?
 
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Thank you again Jeffro. I found the printer on the network and got it installed.
 
  


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