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Old 08-15-2003, 01:37 AM   #1
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how to use samba

can anyone help me use samba? i haven't got a clue how it works but its installed on my redhat 7.3 kde 3 box and when i try the samba configuration it tries to connect to and then says it couldn't connect and thats it
it tries to connect through konqueror so its not like theres anything i can click on to retry or anything
help please!!
Old 08-15-2003, 03:09 AM   #2
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i'd strongly suggest starting at a slightly lower level and adding (usually silly and pointless ) configuration tools on top once you know the server is actually running....
have you actaully started the server?
can you view default shares on console:
smbclient -L localhost
have you looked at /etc/samba/smb.conf (or a similar location) and edited it (it's normally *very* well commented, so trivial to configure directly)
Old 08-15-2003, 03:10 AM   #3
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huh? server?
i haven't done anything
i have this redhat box and a windows xp box
i just want to do filesharing and samba won't bring anything up at all
i can't figure anything out so i think you're getting way ahead of me here ..
Old 08-15-2003, 09:53 AM   #4
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port 901 is the SWAT port. SWAT stands for Samba Web Admin Tool. Basically it's a way for newbies to configure Samba thru a web browser. You need to be running SWAT in order to use this feature.

To learn more about it type:
man swat

It is possible you do not even have swat installed, thus giving you the error. Note that you do NOT need swat to configure samba... you can do it manually (man samba and man smb.conf).

Good luck.


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