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Old 12-05-2003, 10:21 AM   #1
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Hey all...

I'm still pretty new to the whole Linux thing, but so far I'm pretty comfortable with it all. Right now, I'm working on setting up a Samba and FTP Server. The thing is, I looked at the samba site, and followed their instructions almost to the 'T', changing things where necessary, and nothing works yet...

So... is there some kind of tutorial or walkthrough or something that'll show me how to set up Samba and an FTP server?
Is there a GUI FTP server? Something that i can see instead of guessing various switches...

Any help would be great, thanx...
Old 12-05-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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Ya there are 3 big sources of information on any linux topic

1. (never forget to search google at the first instance)

2. ( the site on which u can always depend on - search its archives with the keyword and you will find many posts, one of which may match your issue too)

3. ( The Linux documentation project)
Check the HOW TOs given there...You will find tutorials for every topic.

Additionally you can check out the documentation CD that ships with your distro, you can also check out Red Hat Linux documentation from their website.

I hope these are enough sources for you to get success.


Old 12-05-2003, 12:00 PM   #3
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Well, first off i got ask you that do you have the necessary hardware for your network?
Are u trying to setup an network with ethenet connection?
I am going to go head and assume that. It's the most common network way to setup samba or NFS.

Still you got gave me more information about where you at right now. Did you got your TCP/IP network working already or can you use "ping" to ping each of your computer's address?

For this part, you need to use "neat" to setup a new connection if you haven't done so. then just select an ethenet card of yours which was working with your pc or you could see it in the process of adding an ethenet connection, using neat.

if you have a hub, just connect all cat5 cable to it.
after you done that,you should be able to ping all of your computers.

then you have to use "redhat-config-samba" to configure samba or you could just edit /etc/samba/smb.conf while which was just a text version of samba configuration file, if you know how to edit or write it.
You should be able to setup samba by read an document at about samba which was in the customization section.

then type "nautilus smb:" to check wether your samba config it's working or not. if you can't see anything but it told you something it's wrong. then go edit /etc/sysctl.conf and changed the first option which was net.pv..=0 to =1. then restart. then it should be working now.


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