[Samba] Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

Hoover, Tony hoover at sal.ksu.edu
Wed May 16 07:58:27 MDT 2012

Glad to hear that you succeeded in getting Samba installed.  Next steps to
getting it to work are:

1) edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf file to fit the needs of your network.

2) use "testparm" (without the quotes) to verify that your smb.conf file is

3) start your samba services with:
service smb start
service winbind start (if you need winbind) 

4) connect to a samba share with a Windows client

If everything tests out OK, configure Samba to start at boot time with
chkconfig.  If not, stop the samba services with "service smb stop; service
winbind stop" (again, without the quotes).  Adjust your smb.conf file then
repeat steps 2 through 4.

Good luck.



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-----Original Message-----
From: Johansson, Ronnie [mailto:Ronnie_Johansson at europ-assistance.co.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:54 AM
To: Hoover, Tony
Subject: RE: [Samba] Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

Hi Tony,

Many thanks for your help!
Today we've got connected to RHN and I followed your three steps and
Samba was installed on our Linux server. 
How do I go on?

Best regards

-----Original Message-----
From: Hoover, Tony [mailto:hoover at sal.ksu.edu] 
Sent: den 29 april 2012 15:46
To: Johansson, Ronnie; samba at samba.org
Subject: RE: [Samba] Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

first, configure yum to use the sernet samba repos.  (you will need to

- cd /etc/yum.repos.d
- wget http://ftp.sernet.de/pub/samba/3.6/rhel/5/sernet-samba.repo
- yum install samba3

a periodic "yum update" (we use a cron job) will keep your system up to
date, including Samba if you use the yum repos instead of
RPM to install individual packages.

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org on behalf of Johansson, Ronnie
Sent: Thu 4/12/2012 11:22 AM
To: samba at samba.org
Subject: [Samba] Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3
Hi there,


I am a real Linux newbie and need help how to install these samba files.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)

Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5 on an x86_64


$ ls















$ uname -a

Linux euapg-db005 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Dec 17 11:41:38 EST 2008
x86_64 x86x

$ rpm -qa | grep release





Please help me with this as soon as possible.



Many thanks




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