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Samba set up and/or guide?

I am pretty new to Linux and am trying to network some machines

     
4:59 am on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just a quick question, and maybe someone can just point me in a direction. I run pc's at home and my wife has a Mac. I want to have file and print server capabilities so I turned an older machine into a linux box. I know that I need to set up Samba to do this, is there an easier way? If not, can someone point me to a basic set up process for Samba, I haven't had much luck thus far. Thanks for the help.
3:15 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What distro are you using? I'm running Gentoo and Slackware at home, and I've found each of those distros have very helpful HowTo's. Have you checked with your distribution's wikis/forums/FAQs/etc for a guide on Samba?
4:04 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am running Fedora Core. I have looked a little at the help in the distro but being new to Linux its been a little uphill. I am sure that at some point I can get it worked out, didn't know if anyone had a shortcut or a good site to check with a setup guide or something. Thanks for the ideas though, I hadn't thought of wiki, etc.
5:07 pm on Mar 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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While I have not used it, the Samba project has what looks like a decent online book on Samba deployment:
Practical Exercises in Successful Samba Deployment [us3.samba.org]

I believe you will need to set up Samba and a print server. CUPS is the most common, and is an incredible PITA to deal with, but being the most common it seems to have the most info available online.

7:25 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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An update:

I managed to successfully update my settings in the smb.conf file, and now I can see the server from my pc. However, I am having some permissions errors as it still won't let me open it. I did set up encrypted passwords on the linux box but to no avail. Still working, but getting closer...

 

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