[Samba] Samba Install

Maartin dinamite at ibi.co.za
Thu Aug 22 10:19:13 GMT 2002

Hi David,

The only thing I have ont done it to buy the book, have do the howto's and doc ect.
Diging into the config I have done but some off the stuff still scares the living crap out of me.
Yes I'm a newbee to linux been a MS user for the better part of 15years (exclusively) and still use
MS as my career (dev in ms).

I bought the Linux+ exam prep book, but the samba book is not to be found in South Africa. And the user
groups here don't always help. I had a look at amazon etc but help converted back to R(ands) this is almost
8th of my salary just to try something at home !! ouch...

You seem to be a very knowledgeable persone when it comes to Samba etc, can I bug you with questions ?
I would like to get Samba PDC up then I have great ideas for linux (iptables or ipchains + dial on demain, 
squid, sendmail etc). It is only for 2 users @ home but if I can do it here then it will be going into work place.

I am currently downloading Debian  3.0r0 and Gentoo to try because slackware left me in a lull (would not install unless
I install everything instead of the required stuff to run.) and redhat is starting to work on my nerves regard install
software etc.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Morel 
  To: Maartin ; Samba mail list 
  Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2002 8:41 PM
  Subject: Re: [Samba] Samba Install

  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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