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Old 11-09-2006, 04:24 AM   #1
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Slackware Server how to

Hi all iam after a Slackware server setup guide to run my own server for learning and hopefully setting it up for my home network for the wife and kids to share files and use as a web proxy and cache also to use as a router.
Old 11-09-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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There is a guide on this forum by Shilo that should at least get you started on your quest to configure a Slackware server to suit your needs. I don't know the exact location of this guide to give to you, but if you search this forum or Google for it you should find what you need.
Old 11-09-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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Just look at the sticky at the top of this Slackware forum section for some starting information on what you are trying to achieve. Good luck.
Old 11-09-2006, 03:33 PM   #4
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I can't really help you on anything other than file sharing. I have my Slack server set up for file sharing, FTP, SSH, MySQL (finally got it working), and web. For file sharing I am assuming you mean like the Windows file sharing? If so, then you will need to have a look at Samba. It is used for file/printer sharing especially if you have Windows machines (or other Linux ones) that wish to connect and share resources.

To tell you the truth, I believe the smb.conf file (samba's config file, located in /etc/samba) is ready to share home directories right out of the box...I don't know for certain as I always bypass that in the configs and do my own custom shares. But if it is, just make sure it is commented out in the config file, set up the users and their home directory permissions, make sure the Workgroup section is right as well as allowed hosts and other network settings, start/restart the samba service and you should be up and running.
Old 11-10-2006, 12:53 PM   #5
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When I work with Samba (and I am not an expert by any means) I like to use SWAT. I don't think it is enabled by default, but check it out.


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