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Old 03-24-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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Question Does anyone have a simple Samba Config file for a peer to peer network?

I am looking for a slim down version of the samba config file that I can just download somewhere.

I have a very small network and my needs are few. At the moment I can see my other machine in the network browser but the shares are not matching up. Basically I can see the CD ROM drive but not the hard drive shares.

Can you please post a few links to some examples on how to set up a very simple network with the samba config file?

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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Are you sharing with windows machines? NFS is much easier to set up than Samba if you only want to share between linux machines.

If you have a windows machine sharing, and only want to use samba to connect to it there's very little configuration required.

From a console -

To see what shares are available: smbclient -L <hostname>
To mount a share on /mnt: mount -t smbfs //<hostname>/<sharename>/ /mnt

replace <hostname> with the name of the windows server
replace <sharename> with the name of the share to mount

After this you should just be able to change to the /mnt directory and browse away.


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