I have a compaq deskpro Celeron 300 with a 3com NIC, connected to a big windows network with several workgroups.
So far I have managed to install TCP/IP, browse the WEB, send e-mails, but I don´t understand SAMBA.
This is an easy question, but since it will take patience to answer I´ll give 100 points to it. Please take the time to answer all the items.
What I want to know is:
1- Does SAMBA have a front end interface?
2- Does it have a browser in order to explore my network?
3- So far my computer is receiving an IP from my DHCP server (witch is probably Win NT), but I don´t know it name on the network. I sent an e-mail to myself and the name listed there was my network suffix like "uol.com.br". When I do this under windows I get something like "myself.uol.com.br". I have the station name configured under KDE. Anyone knows what is happening?
4- How do I know my Samba server installed and running properly? Can I start it and shut it down at will?
5- What are the ways to configure samba?
6- Can I get windows machines to see my machine like an windows machine?