Samba and OS2 changeover
organix4 at mindspring.com
Fri Nov 2 11:26:01 GMT 2001
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Original message from: "Erich Kolb"
> Here is the deal.. My company is currently running all of there file shares
>on an OS2 box that is attached to our as400. This has caused many problems
>with the as400 so we are going to move over to using Samba for file storage
>/ network run applications. My question is this. I am planning to "clone"
>all the shares on our OS2 box with the Samba server that I have created,
>turn off the OS2 shares, rename the Samba box to the server name of the OS2
>box. Now here is where it gets tricky. ALL of our workstations are on
>win95/98 and each workstation is manually mapped to the OS2 fileserver name.
>Will I run into problems doing this? Also, there are some machines which
>are running MS Office off of the same server due to space restrictions on
>the desktop. Should I expect any problems there?
I had a similar situation several years ago. Our OS/2 server, on the same network as the AS/400,
crashed and I was unable to resurrect it. I installed Linux and Samba on the same hardware and
reinstalled the necessary shares and everything was fine. If your Samba server has the same name
as the OS/2 server, I would think it would be transparent to the users. In your smb.conf file you
will probably need to assign your domain name on the "workgroup = " line, and the Samba server name
in the "netbios name = " line. I can't recall for sure what our security setting was, but I think
we used "security = user".
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