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Old 10-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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samba server installation


I am trying to install samba server i have installed Red hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.1 (Tikanga)
Kernal version is 2.6.18-53.el5

can you give me the steps and codes to install

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Not really, Samba can be configured in so many different ways depending on what you want to acheive. You need to refer to the Samba documentation for detailed information. The server itself will already be installed in a defaault RHEL5 install, so /etc/samba/smb.conf should be ready for you to modify.
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do you want just a basic samba install or do you want a samba/ldap installation? There are plenty of tutorials around for setting up samba. I did notice a couple of years ago there was very little info on setting up samba with ldap on a RHEL server (none that we could get to work), so as we set up a server we made a crude howto. Some of the folks here may know more about it and be able to point out unnecessary steps or ways to improve on it, but if you're looking to set samba up with ldap it will work. You can find it at

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Old 10-03-2009, 03:39 AM   #4
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Install Samba


#yum install samba*
will help you if you have properly configured yum repo file at


you can build your own repository with the help of tikanga DVD

Step1.copy all rpm's from tikanga DVD Server folder to a folder say /yum

Step2.install createrepo from the DVD Server folder or from /yum folder


#createrepo /yum
Step4.This will create the xml files which will contain the index of the available rpm's in /yum foler


#yum clean all
Step6. Execute

#yum list available
#yum install samba*
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