"I'm going to assume that you have Samba installed, and that
everything went smoothly during install, and all you need to know
is how to configure it. I've gotten many e-mails from people
who decided to use the GUI tools, which make it look all pretty and
simple. This isnt the way you should go. For one day, you might
need to setup Samba on a box that doesn't have X-windows, or where
you can't get a remote-x session running! We don't want to leave
you hanging like that! We're going to do this the old-fashioned
"Now, Samba has one main config file. In a sense, it's the heart
of Samba, where most every setting is read and loaded, where all
your directory and printer shares exisit. Most of everything you
will need to share is right here. This config file is "smb.conf"
and should be located in "/etc/smb.conf."
"If you open up smb.conf with your favorite free-software text
editor like jed or emacs, you'll see where there are all the
configuration options for Samba (with comments) on how to setup
work-groups, server-names and other stuff. We'll go into the latter
one by one, later on. Just look through it briefly, just so you get
an idea of what kind of beast you're working with."
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