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Linux.com: Learning Samba: Part II

Nov 07, 2000, 09:22 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Pearsall)

"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 way."

"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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