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Old 09-23-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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samba linux server public directory

I am a little familiar with linux and know very little about networking am doing kinda ojt right now anyhow i've put together a linux server and sudo installed the samba packeges i need to know if someone is willing to walk me through the steps to making a public folder that windows users can use now
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My working configuration is like this (no password needed, everyone can write to the directory):

# workgroup = NT-Domain-Name or Workgroup-Name, eg: REDHAT4
   workgroup = Company-workgroup
# netbios name = the name as the server will be visible through network neighborhood
netbios name = shared

# server string is the equivalent of the NT Description field
   server string = Linux Samba Server

# Security mode. Defines in which mode Samba will operate. Possible
# values are share, user, server, domain and ads. Most people will want
# user level security. See the HOWTO Collection for details.
   security = share

# This one is useful for people to share files
   path = /var/tmp/public_shared
   read only = no
browseable = yes
writable = yes
guest ok = yes
   public = yes
that's it.

Restart Samba (service smb restart) and find the server on your Windows machine network neighborhood (and create a directory on the server writeable 777 -> path = /var/tmp/public_shared )


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