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Old 10-10-2003, 08:31 PM   #1
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Question Samba for the GnuB

I currently have three computers and an Xbox plugged together on a 4-port hub and a D-Link router (which basically gives them all access to the internet). Two of the computers use Mandrake 9.1 and the third uses WindowsXP. I'm trying to setup one of the Mandrake computers as a server using Samba and the other two computers as clients.

I have a copy of the Samba documentation as well as O'Reilly's Using Samba 2nd Ed. and have read through it very thoroughly. The problem is that most of the language is geared towards users who are already networking gurus or have a lot of familiarity with Unix/Linux. I'm neither.

Is there a good resource for the Linux GnuB to turn to for getting Samba setup?

The biggest obstacle for me is that the books show examples of where files should be and in my Mandrake system those files are nowhere to be found. In particular, the smb.conf file which should be in the /usr/local/samba directory. In Mandrake, there is no /usr/local/samba directory. (I currently have Samba 2.2.8)

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Old 10-11-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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rpm -qa|grep amba (will give you the name of your samba installed package)

rpm -ql samba_blablabla (substitute with the real name obtained from previous command; this will give you the list & location of all files included in your samba install... or maybe you haven't samba installed at all???) (note the switch is -ql, the second character being an L, not a pipe (|) as on the first query.
Old 10-11-2003, 12:14 PM   #3
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I have some of the same problem. I have two computers running WinXP, one running Win2k and a last one running Redhat 9.0. All is connected to a Wireless Hub(sharing a internet connection). I want to set up Redhat 9.0 as a server using Samba , and the others running as klients. But how? I read this guide, and as a completly newbie; I'm rather more confused than I was before read this guide.

Please someone help!


smbd running in services.

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Old 10-13-2003, 06:18 AM   #4
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aw man, a D-Link? You have a linux-box man, fire up some iptables
Old 10-18-2003, 07:37 AM   #5
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The easy way is to try some Samba wizard included with your distro.
I.e., under MDK control center - mount points, you can set some connections to windows /samba servers.

The "other" way: Edit smb.conf (under /etc or /etc/samba ) and learn some of it's config syntax (it's very well documented)
Old 10-18-2003, 07:20 PM   #6
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this guide worked really well for me. try it out and post any problems you have.


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