[Samba] Can SAMBA be useful for me ?

Dan Tappin dan at orourke.ca
Mon Mar 14 14:41:13 GMT 2005

Windows 98 Exposed to the internet as your, fileserver and your sudo 
router?  Madness!!! lol

You should buy a cheap D-Link or Linksys router to start.  I would 
agree that SAMBA make no sense at all.  SAMBA is designed primarily for 
Windows users to connect to non-windows server.  Take your w98 PC, 
format the hard drive, throw away the w98 CD and install Linux.

Dan T

On Mar 12, 2005, at 10:07 AM, Pareti, Joseph wrote:

> I am planning to set up a small compute farm consisting of x86 
> notebooks
> on a switched ethernet lan. These only have one nic and limited disk, 
> so
> that I need to import a data partition from an external file server. 
> For
> this purpose I'd like
> to use a w98 PC that has access to internet over dsl. I envisage
> connecting all machines to the ethernet switch using 10/100 links. The
> ip addresses would be (i) the DHCP-assigned address for the w98 
> machine,
> and (ii) local addresses for the linux machines, such as 10.0.0.*
> Can I use SAMBA to turn the w98 box into a file-server and use the 
> linux
> notebooks as SAMBA-clients? Any links to good how-to sites, cookbooks
> and the like would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Joseph
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