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Old 02-24-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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Simple samba questions


I have been reading a bit on samba, and all the sstuff I have read is leaving me a bit confused. There are 2 types of installs client and server. Now I understand the purpose of samba but I am curious as to how it is installed. I am wanting to connect to all the other windows machines. I am the only linux machine. Which would I load client or server on my linux machine. Is there anythign that I need to install on my windows machines?

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Old 02-24-2003, 04:31 PM   #2
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I would load both the client and the server software. client programs like smbclient will enable you to do ftp-like commands with any SMB aware machine. But if you want your Windoze boxes to play well and mount resources from your Linux box, you need to have smbd/nmbd running which is part of the server program.

You don't have to do anything on the Windows side (unless there is a need to authenticate the Linux box). The Linux box should appear in the Network Neighborhood, if you've configured your smb.conf file correctly.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 04:44 PM   #3
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great

Hey thanx alot I appreciate it I will get that up and hopefully be good to go. If not I will post conf questions. Can you give any pointers on the config part?

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Old 02-24-2003, 04:50 PM   #4
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If you run the swat utility to configure SAMBA (web interface, I think it's tcp port 631, but don't quote me on that), it's going to wipe out all of the comments in the smb.conf, but it's the easiest way to do the configs.

Get to know the testparm utility as well, it checks for errors (and even security access) in the smb.conf if you start hacking it manually - which I like to do.
 
Old 02-24-2003, 07:22 PM   #5
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The correct port for SWAT is 901. Trust me, i should know, having messed around trying to get SWAT to work for weeks. To use SWAT you must connect the local browser (e.g. mozilla) to the resource http://localhost:901

It must be accessed on the server computer unless you edit /etc/xinetd.d/swat to allow incoming addresses other than 127.0.0.1
 
Old 02-24-2003, 09:21 PM   #6
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