[Samba] SAMBA - first time trying to get it working; yes, I
am reading the manuals
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Sun Mar 9 07:33:17 GMT 2003
> if u did install the binary package and u want a "standard"
> installation" so u do not need to build - samba is installed I said
> during the installation that I wanted SAMBA installed. But beyond that
> step, I have done nothing to my Red Hat 8 system as far as further SAMBA
> installation. Did SAMBA get installed during the installation? When i
> look through my system, I see files that relate to smb which leads me to
> believe it is installed. Someone had mentioned the command "inetd" and
> "SWAT", but these too were confusing b/c inetd does not exist on Red Hat
> 8. It has been replaced with xinetd. What would the command be then to
> open SWAT?
*) check if samba is on your system:
inetd/xinetd is a tool, which listen to network ports and starts the
defined program on a request. - (e.g. pop3/smpt).
samba is running always (if it's running) - it does not need
inetd/xinetd, because it listens to the ports itselves.
SWAT is a help/satatus tool which is running in your webbrowser (if
started). (i do not use it)
on the linuxbox, where samba is running, u can start it in your browser
> the only thing u have to do is to configure smb.conf and start samba...
> ('service samba start' or 'service smb start') THANKS! but how do i
> create the hare and the mount points?
./configure is *not* a tool, where u configure samba shares and else.
./configure is needed in the source package, to configure the Makefile -
means, *how* is samba compiled. - this is done in a binary package
shares, servername and else is defined, as mostly in linux/unix
services, in a text file, which is read from the samba services. this
file is named 'smb.conf' (means: samba configuration)
in standard use (source), smb.conf lies in /usr/local/samba/lib/
if u use SuSE (e.g. 7.3) - smb.conf is in /etc/
i think, in redhat, smb.conf is in /etc/samba/
u can find it whith 'find / -name smb.conf'
edit this file, to configure samba.
afterwards start samba with 'service samba start' or, if it's running,
'service samba restart'
have a lot of fun
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