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xp / Win 7 Workgroup - setting up a file "server"  (non MS) - whats best? Samba ?- openfiler ?

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Ive been asked to set this up:

Share a (managers only)
Share b (everyone + managers)
Other shares - everyone with their own personal folder.

Whats the best server for this?

Im a n00b to Linux but willing to learn.

Some say Samba - is it diccicult to learn / configure?
openfiler ? Anyone use it? Is it good?
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Just looked at the price of openfiler - it way too expensive.

How long would it take the determined (me) but a Linux N00b to set up / config samba?
 
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santoshmotwani earned 2000 total points
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Samba is not difficult , What distro are you using ?

Here is a link .... that will help you ...

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Setting_up_a_Samba_Server

You can start installing & configuring,,, if any issues you can still ask here.....
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Thanks!  I might need a little guide.  What Distro do you suggest?
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by:santoshmotwani
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ubuntu :)
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