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Old 11-16-2004, 05:04 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Australia, Melbourne
Distribution: Slackware 10
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Samba on Slackware


I've read all the posts on Smb but theres nothing that I really want.

Im tryin to get samba working. I need to know whether samba is already installed with slackware 10? If it is already pre-installed, how do I configure the file smb.conf? I looked at /etc but nothing. And how do I check the version and status of samba?


Edit: How do you check whether the programs are installed or not? I know you can check it with rpms, how do u check it with source code programs?

Last edited by Spyiish; 11-16-2004 at 05:16 AM.
Old 11-16-2004, 06:10 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, SmoothWall Express v3, Kubuntu 7.04, Mac OS X.4
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In Slackware you can see your installed packages under /var/log/packages. If Samba is not there you need to install itr either from cd using pkgtool or get it via swaret or slackpkg. (see readme/manpage of appropriate program on how to use it) I am affraid you can't check wether progerams compiled from source are present in an easy way. You just have to search you system for the program using slocate for instance.

To configure Samba you can either use the SWAT webconfig tool or you van manualy edit the config file (/etc/samba/samba.conf).
To use SWAT you must first uncomment the appropriate line in /etc/inetd.conf which looks like this:

swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/swat swat

Then you can use your browser to configure samba by opening http://localhost:901
You can also use SWAT to check the status of your Samba server

O'Reilly has written a great book about Samba I believe it is available for free download.
U can use it to figure out what all the options are in the config file

Last edited by rutgerw; 11-16-2004 at 06:15 AM.


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