Using Linux RedHat 9 as server for Windows Workstations
Posted on 2004-04-30
i have decided to use RH9 as a server OS. i have several workstations that i'd like to connect to it for file and print sharing. one workstation is W2k, one is dual boot W98/WinXP Pro, and another is a Linux box (i've been switching back and forth between RH9 and Mandrake).
how do i set up the linux server so that i can use it as a print and file server? my first priority is to get the W2k box configured with the server so it can back up that workstations' data, and so it can have access to the printer (which is attached to the server).
i have installed samba, and can see the machine through network neighborhood on the W2k box, but cannot open it. on the server i have "shared" a /tmp folder as it looked like i should from reading the help function...
is what i've done so far correct? what else do i need to do, and what configurations do i need to make sure are instituted?
any wisdom from the experts??