[Fwd: Re: Login Win95 into NT server through SAMBA]

Buchan Milne bgmilne at ing.sun.ac.za
Mon Oct 16 16:47:54 GMT 2000

Can someone please change the default reply-address to
samba-ntdom at samba.org (all my other lists do this)!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Login Win95 into NT server through SAMBA
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 18:29:27 +0200
From: Buchan Milne <bgmilne at ing.sun.ac.za>
Organization: Centre for Automotive Engineering
To: Patrick Ouellette <knightslayer at home.com>
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Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> At 07:00 AM 16/10/00 -0400, Gerry George wrote:
> >>Defeats the purpose:
> >>- the printer is plugged into the Win98se box, due to the Win98se box
> >>being the actual work box
> >>- the shares are on the Win98se box since that's also where the burner
> >>is, and no one but a select few know how to use a burner & software under Linux
> >
> >You can keep the printer on Win98 and share it over Samba.  You would not
> >necessarily share the burner over the network, since the burning cannot be
> >done remotely (AFAIK).  Therefore, this does not preclude you from doing
> >as suggested.  Simply moving your files to Samba and using the file shares
> >from there.
> The question is: how do I share the Win98 printer through Samba so it's
> visible - would prefer it being visible from the Win98 machine, but I'll
> settle for through SAMBA if need be.
> Not trying to share the burner itself, just hd space reserve for it so
> people can put their files on my system remotely then come over and burn
> the CD's.

There's a better solution to allowing other people to write CDs than
this convoluted method. Look at webCDwriter
(http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/~jhaeger/webCDwriter/), which you put on
your linux box, and people connect to via a netscape plug-in. It's in
pre-release status, but works very well.

If you don't get your browsing of the win98 machine right, you can
always configure the printer in linux, and then have it loaded auto by
samba, from where people will be able to print to the win98 box.

My personal preference would actually be to put both the printer and the
writer on the linux box. That's what we do here (P75 /w 32 MB ram
sharing  HP2100, HP DJ 970Cxi printers and an HP8100 writer). This
machine has been running in this config for about 2 months, and has been
rebooted once (the other admin is too used to windows!)


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