[Samba] Samba Install

David Morel david.morel at amakuru.net
Thu Aug 22 09:45:02 GMT 2002

My less than 2 cents :
start installing a newbie-oriented distro like mandrake or redhat, which come with all that is necessary out of the box. I know, I know... debian, slackware, gentoo are so much bla bla bla (I use Gentoo).
For a beginner, i think mandrake is fine.
Use Webmin and/or swat to familiarize yourself with
1) the server
2) samba
By a book (Linux for dummies and the likes...)
then dig in the conf files and deeper in the system.
Don't forget to download and print and READ the samba faq available on the main site.
It's really easy (even setting it up as a PDC no matter what some say !) to setup,
you need only a very limited subset of directives to obtain a perfectly functional server.
That's how i did it (about 2-3 years ago). It's now my full-time job.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Maartin 
  To: Samba mail list 
  Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 8:25 PM
  Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba Install

  Stay away from that one, I have tried it for 3 months on and off I gave up and started using the samba help file.

  If you start having troubles not being able to 'see' samba in net neigh. then start swat there is a section that states netbios name (yes/no).
  Select yes the atleast your pc can talk to the server. But I'm stuck now on the bit that win2k tells me that "... invalid path..."

  That is my 2c worth, o yeak don't expect help from IBM either trust me I tried ...

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Simon Chambers 
    To: samba at samba.org 
    Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 1:30 AM
    Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba Install

    Try checking out this tutorial from IBM...


    It is aimed at setting up the system to do domain logons, but it also has a section on how to obtain the software, and it is fairly easy to follow.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Darryl Chalmers 
      To: samba at samba.org 
      Sent: Monday, September 30, 2002 7:42 PM
      Subject: [Samba] Samba Install

      I am interested in using your Samba software to interface a Unix server with our Windows NT workstations. The problem being is that I have very little experience with Unix and have no idea how to install the Samba program. I have downloaded the software but am unfamiliar with the file system/installation process. You have to forgive me, I am used to the ease of DOS and Windows commands. Would you be able to point me in the right direction as to how to install this software or to someone/somewhere else I can learn about this.

      I would really appreciate your assistance

      Darryl Chalmers
      Vintage Inns
      Systems Department
      (905) 468-2195 Ext. 7462
      dbchalmers at hotmail.com

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