Samba Installation (Was: Re: same old multiple subnets problem... with a twist!)

Samuel Hathaway lsy at
Tue Oct 24 02:43:01 GMT 2000

Computer Solutions wrote:

> Hi you seem pretty smart, let me ask you a question. First, if it means
> anything I am a reasonably accomplished windows techie, I can fix about
> anything, install anything and network anything in windoze. Now I have a
> suse linux box vers 6.4, kernel 2. something whatevver is about 6 months old
> or so. So now I want to install samba from a cd vers 2.07 or something onto
> this to make a nice file server for a friends small office. It has an
> 233mmx, 8 gig hd, 64 ram,3c905 nic card, everything seems to be ok and
> hooked up to a dsl line via a local 8 port hub. So I typed makeinstall samba
> and it seems to have compied some files to my hard drive.
> So how do I run samba??
> I don't see anything to left click on my desktop, I can't find swat to set
> things up. I have obviously missed something here and have both O'Reillys
> Samba book and Sams teach yourself samba in 24 hours. Both the first
> chapters talk about compiling?? with switches and so forth and I'm prettly
> lost after that. I have the rpm on suse linux which is I guess a bit like
> installshield in windoze, whatever. A few simple steps from you since yours
> is up and running and I can probably figure this out.
> thanks in advance
> kevin brown
> los angeles, ca

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