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Can I use linux with MS File and print S

By hanes_ray ·
I need to know if there is a way to use ms file and print sharing to access info and a printer. I have Two Win98 Machines and want to store info and print on a linux machine.

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by zbrain75 In reply to Can I use linux with MS F ...

You will want to use samba services. You didn't say what version of Linux you are using. You will want to invoke Samba services using the startup scripts in the /etc/rc.d/init.d directory. If you're using Redhat Linux, you can use the linuxconf program to start and manage the services. If not you'll need to get a sample /etc/smb.conf file and modify it for your situation. Look under the /usr/doc directory for documentation on samba. There may be a sample file there. Once done, if you don't have linuxconf, type "/etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start" to start samba. To restart, type restart above. There may be more to do to get it to work depending on your system. If you have trouble e-mail me and I'll either send you detailed instructions or point you to a location where you can get the information you need.

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by hanes_ray In reply to Can I use linux with MS F ...
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by jgreen In reply to Can I use linux with MS F ...

The package you need is Samba. It provides SMB services (Windows networking) for file sharing and printing in a Windows environment. Your Windows 98 machine will think it's talking to a Windows NT server. See www.samba.org

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by andy64 In reply to Can I use linux with MS F ...

The previous two answers are both right - use Samba. However, if by "print sharing" you mean you'd like, in Linux, to be able to print to printers on the Win98 machines, then I'd suggest using Red Hat's printtool utility. It's available on Red Hat based and Debian based Linux distributions. Some documentation can be found at http://www.redhat.com/support/manuals/RHL-6.2-Manual/getting-started-guide/ch-printing.html.

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