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linux.ie: Samba Tutorial: Setup & Send messages to all clients

Nov 23, 1999, 16:17 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Guest)

[ Thanks to Ken Guest for this link. ]

"The next thing to do was to get samba installed and working, in hindsight this wasn't all that difficult to do, though I must admit that I made a few silly mistakes initially - reading the documentation (/usr/doc/packages/samba) helped. To summarise though (if, like me, you couldn't be bothered to read documentation most of the time) this is what you need to check..."

"There are a few other things that you can do with samba - one of them is to send a message to all samba clients. This can be very handy if you want to let them know that you have to restart Samba."

"If they are using Windows to connect to your shares then they must be running 'winpopup.exe' to recieve these messages. You can configure Samba to be the logon domain and use a log on script to start winpopup.exe automatically, however this is overkill for a simple home network. It's simpler to just have a shortcut to winpopup in the Startup group."

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