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Linux Help.net: Samba Setup Guide

Dec 19, 1999, 18:58 (2 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks to Joey for this link. ]

"Samba is a software package for Unix-based systems that allows them to connect to Windows-based PCs. With it, you can share files and folders and use printers attached to the Windows PCs. Do you have one of those nasty "WinPrinters" ?? If so, you can now use it with Linux. Your Windows users will see your Unix box in Network Neighborhood as if it were another Windows computer. Although I won't get into the details, you can setup a PC running Samba and integrate it into a Windows NT domain and again, it will appear just like any other Windows PC...."

"First, you need to do some configuring on your Windows PC(s). If they are already networked (they can share files, share printers, etc, not sharing an internet connection, for instance) with Windows peer-to-peer networking, you can skip ahead. If they are not already networked, peer-to-peer, here's what you need to do: Install the "Client for Microsoft Networking", the "NetBEUI" protocol, Microsoft's TCP/IP protocol, and turn on "File and Print Sharing". Once these are all installed, you need to configure them."

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