> >I thought to replace current 1.8 gig win95 file server that runs
> >TCP/ip, and MacLan with Linux using TCP/ip protocol
> >On the original server I have a partition set up as Data and then a
> >subdirectory of a to z with customer files in directorys by their
What is the proper subdirectory to put my data subdirectory under? /usr
/home /var ??
> >I assumed Linux would be good as a file server but only seem to see
> >info on WEB serving. If I am right can someone explain what I should
> >to be able to see and copy to the Linux Server and into what
> >to copy the contents of my other file server.
> Serving files via NetBEUI is the province of a package called SAMBA.
> It should have come with your Linux box. Poke around under /usr/doc/
> and you should find documentation for it. A search on Dejanews and
> most and web search engine should turn up lots of pointers to
> information about it.
Hi John, I did manage to see the Linux server after spending all of
rainy Sunday. I'll say what I think helped as I know I am not the only
poor fool trying this.
I think one needs the TCP/ip protocol activated on the NT machine
instead of netbui.
Make sure the ethernet card is active in networking control panel Linux.
You can ping the computer
Installed as Linux as Server, Red Hat Linux has Samba under linuxconf
Is not in Linux Workstation - one would have to add it somehow.
Samba needs you to start its services, see
samba start -starts smb services
use linuxconf, find Samba - I am told you need encrypted pasword turned
on probably a user matching up to who signed on on Windows
Once you can do that try to use the start button in NT, then find,
computer, the computer by ip number, then see if you can see the files
I am here, for whatever reason my linux box is showing up in Network
neighbourhood as 192
Quote:> You certainly can. Linux also supports the Appletalk network protocol.
> I have 1 Mac which I would like to link.
Also 2 of 386 computers running a clipper program that I am told may run
under dosmeu or something like that and telnetting into the server.
Incidentally under xwindows what is the proper way to shut down - I read
control backspace but it only reboots the xwindow interface.
Thinking to retire in southern Mexico - see
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