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How so I use SAMBA to allow a shared Linux folder to be accessible by windows XP pcs?

Posted on 2007-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am a complete beginner to Linux but have been told that Samba will allow me to achieve my goal.
Question by:gpersand

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by:http:// thevpn.guru
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If you are  complete beginnner try to install SWAT or  WEBMIN with the SAMBA module both provide you with web interfaces to do the administration
What distro are you using  ? I could help you with the installation.
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Kerem ERSOY earned 2000 total points
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Here's the link to the original samba Howto file over the samba offical site:

Also there's this "unoffical guide" :) It includes several step-by-step instructions to get samba up and working. Here's the link:

Finally here's a document called "Quick Howto". This will also show you how to get your samba server up and running  ina short time:
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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Detail Explination on Samba and its Configuration and Other Setps can be found

this is the best site to configure and explain the usuage of samba i ndetails
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by:Deepak Kosaraju
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U need to be clear about your OS i mean r u using Redhat r Suse in Redhat we do through text base setup but if its suse it easy to manage the configuration using Yast.

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