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Old 03-25-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
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Distribution: Mandrake 10.1, Ubuntu 5.04
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Samba Newbie !!!

i have a windows machine and a laptop with ubuntu installed. I connected them with a cable between 2 ethernet cards.

i installed samba and samba-common packages. i read the how to s but didnt get anything. what should i do now to make 2 computers see each others shared folders?
Old 03-25-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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For ease of use you might want to consider downloading smb4k, a frontend for controlling smb.

Otherwise you should edit your smb config file, it's probably located in /etc/samba/smb.conf

mine looks like this:
	workgroup = thuis
	password server = None
	username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
	server string = Mainserver
	netbios name = MAINSERVER

	path = /home/gero
	writeable = yes
	guest ok = yes
but this is VERY basic

Last edited by Gero; 03-25-2005 at 06:46 PM.
Old 03-25-2005, 06:58 PM   #3
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ok i didnt know how to start samba and i found it. now everything works fine. thx for the quick reply.


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