Resourse sharing via LAN

Resourse sharing via LAN

Post by Robin Wolstenholm » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 18:01:34



Standard stuff really, but I'm a bit of a newbie really.  I'm using Linux
Mandrake 7.1, (redhat style distribution) and most apps are common to
redhat.  How can I share my files with windows users?   Samba?

Triend a Samba search of TCP/IP in the range we use, but found nothing.

Can anyone help?

Robin,
UK

 
 
 

Resourse sharing via LAN

Post by Dean Thompso » Thu, 06 Dec 2001 22:40:14


Hi!,

Quote:> Standard stuff really, but I'm a bit of a newbie really.  I'm using Linux
> Mandrake 7.1, (redhat style distribution) and most apps are common to
> redhat.  How can I share my files with windows users?   Samba?

> Triend a Samba search of TCP/IP in the range we use, but found nothing.

SAMBA is the answer, and there are two things that you need to know:

  1. Take a read of the SMB-HOWTO which is located at      
http://www.linuxdoc.org.  It will help you define the shares that
      you need in your smb.conf file.

  2. The default install of Linux these days might actually install a
     firewall which will block ports 137:139 (TCP/UDP), so you will need to
     unblock those ports for SAMBA to work.  Chances are that it was the
     firewall which proved to be your initial stumbling block when you did
     your test earlier on.

See ya

Dean Thompson

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