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Old 03-03-2002, 06:03 AM   #1
shassouneh
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how to make Linux "look" like a windows machine for a windows LAN?


Hi All,
I have recently just figured out how to make Linux see windows shares using LinNeighbourhood. Here's the big Question, How can you make Windows 2000 or Windows XP see Linux shares? I know it has to do with Samba but I never figured it out. I read a lot about Samba and SMB but they only tend to confuse the heck out of me? Can any of you kindly give me a "for dummies" explanation on how to make a Linux machine both visible and accessible to/by windows 2000/XP? Thanx in advance! I really do appreciate it!
 
Old 03-04-2002, 01:19 PM   #2
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The one thing I have noticed in the linux world is that documentation is written from a rocket scientists point of view... make it as complicated as possible to perform a simple task.

If your completely opposed to running samba you will need to create some NFS exports and then install a NFS client on each windows machine you want to connect (like Hummingbird or something). I'd stick with smba is my advice. Try using webmin to configure it (www.webmin.com). It has a pretty nice point and click web interface for setting up samba shares (amongst many other things); point being you wont have to mess with config files.



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Old 03-04-2002, 01:55 PM   #3
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Thumbs up samba is the way...

i have mandrake 8.1 with samba running and i am networked to a win2k machine. i used a really easy tool called SWAT to config samba. the biggest problem was getting passwords done right. on windows most users default to a username of "administrator" with no password protection. this makes it easy for them to see each other. so, i set up an account called administrator on my linux box and set it as the guest account and use that home directory to share my files. it shows up on the windows machine just fine. this is probably a newbie way of doing it, but it worked for me and was very simple.
 
Old 03-04-2002, 02:35 PM   #4
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i'll try

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The one thing I have noticed in the linux world is that documentation is written from a rocket scientists point of view... make it as complicated as possible to perform a simple task.
Very VERY true unfortunately!

Anyways, I'll give webmin a try. I've heard some talk about SWAT but not sure if that'll turn out ok. Let me try webmin and I'll update this post with my results!
 
Old 03-04-2002, 05:46 PM   #5
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this is giving me headaches!

Dear All,
Ok I need help! Webmin will NOT run as it complain about port 10000 being already in use or some crap like that. SWAT will NOT INSTALL as it complains about dependencies! I went to www.rpmfind.net and downloaded as many dependencies as i could find to no avail. It still complains about certain .so files that are required dependencies! I'm dazed and confused! All I want in\s an easy-to-use windows-like way to share files between linux and windows! I got LinNeighbourhood to access windows shares, but HOW do I make Linux shares accessible by WIndows 2000 and Windows XP?

Can somebody PLEASE give me a FOR IDIOTS / FOR DUMMIES detailed explanation to how I can use Samba to share file from a Linux machines to be accessible by other windows and linux machines? I have confidence in you guys! I am CERTAIN one of you gurus out there is willing to help me out!
 
  


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