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Old 02-12-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Samba Support

At first I was trying to install samba then I found that its allready installed in my system(I use slackware)..

Then I have installed the GUI:

make install

... Ok

1. What command do I need to run samba(GUI)?

2. I have read some manual and it says i should open


pico smb.conf

and thats what I get:
^G Get Help      ^O WriteOut      ^R Read File     ^Y Prev Pg       ^K Cut Text      ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit          ^J Justify       ^W Where is      ^V Next Pg       ^U UnCut Text    ^T To Spell
that file is empty....... !!!!

I would really appreciate your help, I need to map all my files which I have on my server in order to go back to work.

Old 02-12-2005, 08:04 PM   #2
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I use this very basic samba config:

   workgroup = IZB
  netbios name = izblapaz
   server string = Samba Server %v
   security = user
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   log file       = /var/log/samba-log.%m
   lock directory = /var/lock/samba
   share modes    = yes
comment = Home Directories
writable = yes
This just shares the users home dir.
You might also have to run "smbpasswd -a user" and define the password.
Old 02-12-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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heres the official samba website

SWAT is a gui front end for Samba
have you installed that

Old 02-13-2005, 06:43 AM   #4
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Originally posted by floppywhopper
heres the official samba website

SWAT is a gui front end for Samba
have you installed that

I have installed webmin and I Dont know what do I need to do next...

By using this link

root@Admin:~# cd webadmin-1.180
-bash: cd: webadmin-1.180: No such file or directory
root@Admin:~# cd webmin-1.180
root@Admin:~/webmin-1.180# ./ /usr/local/webmin
*            Welcome to the Webmin setup script, version 1.180        *
Webmin is a web-based interface that allows Unix-like operating
systems and common Unix services to be easily administered.

Installing Webmin from /root/webmin-1.180 to /usr/local/webmin ...

Webmin uses separate directories for configuration files and log files.
Unless you want to run multiple versions of Webmin at the same time
you can just accept the defaults.

Config file directory [/etc/webmin]:
Log file directory [/var/webmin]:

Webmin is written entirely in Perl. Please enter the full path to the
Perl 5 interpreter on your system.

Full path to perl (default /usr/bin/perl):

Testing Perl ...
Perl seems to be installed ok

Operating system name:    Slackware Linux
Operating system version: 10.0

Webmin uses its own password protected web server to provide access
to the administration programs. The setup script needs to know :
 - What port to run the web server on. There must not be another
   web server already using this port.
 - The login name required to access the web server.
 - The password required to access the web server.
 - If the webserver should use SSL (if your system supports it).
 - Whether to start webmin at boot time.

Web server port (default 10000):
Login name (default admin):
Login password:
Password again:
The Perl SSLeay library is not installed. SSL not available.
Start Webmin at boot time (y/n): y
Copying files to /usr/local/webmin ..

Creating web server config files..

Creating access control file..

Inserting path to perl into scripts..

Creating start and stop scripts..

Copying config files..

Configuring Webmin to start at boot time..
Added to bootup script /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Creating uninstall script /etc/webmin/ ..

Changing ownership and permissions ..

Running postinstall scripts ..

Attempting to start Webmin mini web server..
Starting Webmin server in /usr/local/webmin

Webmin has been installed and started successfully. Use your web
browser to go to


and login with the name and password you entered previously.

root@Admin:~/webmin-1.180# cd
root@Admin:~# rm -rf webmin*


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