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Old 10-19-2007, 07:11 PM   #1
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Fedora Private Network/Server

Hi all,

I'm pretty new to Linux and am trying to set up a kind of home network using Linux. What I hope to achieve is make it so that all of my computers in my house all have a central location for both logins and file space. My computers that I have are 3 laptops running Win XP Pro, 2 laptops running Vista Ultimate, 1 desktop running Vista Ultimate, and 1 desktop running XP Pro. So there aren't a whole lot of computers but more than I like all sitting on a Microsoft Workgroup.

I have Fedora Core 5 currently installed and have been trying to get accustomed to that but it definitely does take some getting used to. I have thought of upgrading to Fedora 7 or even waiting the few weeks to 8 but if everyone thinks I can do what I want with 5 I'll stick with that. So how can I configure all of this?

Some step-by-step instructions would be great or some links to a full How-To would be great too!

Thanks for any help you can give me!!

Old 10-20-2007, 06:41 AM   #2
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You should read up on Samba, it's well documented. It probably won't matter which Fedora version you use, what matters is the samba version. File sharing will be easy, can't comment on PDC role as I haven't tried it.


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