[Samba] Some simple (I hope) questions

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Fri Oct 17 18:04:01 GMT 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Joshua Tarplin wrote:

> I'm new to Samba, and I have a few minor questions for which I need answers
> before I start this grandiose adventure in connectivity.
> I current have a small home network, consisting of:
>    (1) Mandrake Linux 9.1 workstation
>    (1) Windows 2000 Pro workstation
>    (1) Windows XP Pro file/print server
>    (1) LinkSys 4-port (ethernet) router
> My goal is to be able to use Samba to access the files in and the printers
> attached to the Windows XP server from my Linux workstation.
> The impression I'm getting from everyone I ask is that Samba was designed to
> allow Windows-based workstations to access fioles/printers on Linux/Unix
> servers.  If this is the case, then I'm sunk.

Samba provides a facility to allow your Linux/UNIX system to print to a
Windows attached printer. The utility it will use is called smbprint.

- John T.

> I would appreciate any and all advice you can offer in this situation.
> Much thanks in advance...
> Joshua Tarplin, MCSE
> jltarplin at hotmail.com
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John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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