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Offline pandu

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Sharing files with Windows using Samba in Linux
« on: January 16, 2004, 09:34:20 AM »
Hi..
Can any one tell me how to share files between linux and windows. I know that it requires samba but i don't know where to start from !!

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Sharing files with Windows using Samba in Linux
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2004, 11:02:52 AM »
Well man you have to use samba.
If you want simple sharing of files. do the following
In /etc/samba/smb.conf fille
see for workgroup name , change that to your network workgroup  of windows,

also check for
security = user
Change it to
security = share

and then u have to create shares.
See smb.conf examples and you will understand it yourself.

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Sharing files with Windows using Samba in Linux
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2004, 04:18:13 PM »
in the newer versions of samba u donot have to manually edit the smb.conf file u can use the samba configuration tool. use the command
/usr/bin/redhat-config-samba
this will onpen a gui samba configuration editor.  :wink: