You've got me... Debian Linux serve Windows, How to?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Gregory MELLOTT, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    Debian has been a snap at getting on to a network and having it use
    Windows shared folders. All you have to do is be connect and look at the
    "My Computer" folder on the Desktop.

    What does it take to do the reverse? Windows notes the Linux computer's
    network is there. It is not able to get access do to permission concerns,
    it says. What does one do to make Linus folders "shared" on a network?


    Gregory D. MELLOTT
    Gregory MELLOTT, Feb 9, 2006
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  2. Samber server versus Samba client. The Samba client is what you are using
    to access the Windows shares. You have to have the Samba server daemon
    running on your Linux PC and have it configured appropriately to work the
    other way around.

    Llanzlan Klazmon, Feb 9, 2006
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  3. You need to install samba (apt-get install samba). Then edit
    /etc/smb.conf according to the configurations you want.

    Robert Harris, Feb 9, 2006
  4. Hi again,

    Thank you both for your response. That saves me alot of time. I would
    have been going in many unproductive directions.


    Gregory D. MELLOTT
    Gregory MELLOTT, Feb 9, 2006
  5. Gregory MELLOTT

    ray Guest

    There is a samba howto at, and the entire text of the
    O'Reilly samba book is available free online among their online books.
    ray, Feb 9, 2006
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