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Old 02-14-2003, 11:18 PM   #1
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Unhappy RH 8.0 next step towards fileserver

I am very apt with M$

and an absolute loser with Linux (sorry I was indoctrinated from an early age)

I am on a small network of 30+ computers almost all Win2k and the server is running Win2k server.

I installed RH 8.0 on an old k62-500mhz with the purpose of sharing media, essentially pictures, with all 30+ computers.

I went for a workstation install (did I mess up?) and everything looks great, hardware is recognized and I even have internet from the windows network running fine and dandy. So how do I do the next step of being able to even attempt to see a M$ Neighborhood ??

I read posts about samba and it seems like a right pain in buttola for a newbie to set up. At this point in time I don't even know if I have Samba!?

Why isn't there an app where you type in the windows domain, user and password and everything works from there?

Your help is appreciated, and I am very willing to read, I might just not be so quick on the uptake since I am dos 2 xp minded guy.

Thanks for your time
Old 02-15-2003, 12:04 AM   #2
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Samba is not very hard at all...

to see if it's installed, look for /etc/init.d/smb

Otherwise, just install the rpm's from your install cd's....

rpm -i samba.rpm

Once you have it installed, the service can be started and stopped with /etc/init.d/smb start (or stop)

To configure it there are a few things to do... first it your config file... /etc/samba/smb.conf.... you can have a look at mine to get you started....

The next thing you need to look at is the /usr/sbin/smbpasswd command which will let you define users and passwords for networked users to access shares..... I usually use the windows logon for people, that way their windows machines can simply map a drive..... or, if you have better than windows 95 (can't map drive as different user) you can make one user for samba and let people map a drive with it.

You will also need to review file/directory and group permissions.

Good luck and post back any questions you have......
Old 02-15-2003, 10:36 AM   #3
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I'll check it out, your talking very much linux language to me but I might be able to work it out

I'll post back here after I play a bit..

Old 02-15-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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I'll be happy to go into more detail for you.... just let me know...

Good Luck


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