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By montyo ·
I am running Windows 2000 advanced server using internet sharing. I have a cable modem coming in to my windows 2000 system with 2 network cards. All of my other systems receive their IP via DHCP including my Linux-mandrake system.
Question- How do I configure my network so that I can share files with my Linux, windows network? Is Samba the answer?

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by kevin In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

Samba is probably the best answer but you can also use Services for Unix to make the interaction of linux with windows more easily managed from the windows side as opposed as configuring everything on the Linux side.

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by Michael Koloberdin In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

To share files on Linux machine you need to install Samba (www.samba.org). To mount Windows shares under Linux make sure that your Linux kernel is compiled with smbfs support (or insmod the appropriate module). Also I recomend you to install the latest Samba release (2.0.7 at the moment) because previous versions has some Win2K incompatibilities issues. Look at the Samba announce page (http://us1.samba.org/samba/whatsnew/samba-2.0.7.html):
--- from here ---
The Samba Team is pleased to announce Samba 2.0.7.

This is the latest stable release of Samba. This is the
version that all production Samba servers should be running
for all current bug-fixes. This version has been tested
against Windows 2000 and has no *known* issues with that
release of Windows.
...
Windows 2000 Issues
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This version of Samba has been tested with Windows 2000 and
the five known incompatibilities with Windows 2000 have been
fixed. See the "Changes in 2.0.7" list below for details.
--- to here ---

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by montyo In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

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by dhananjay In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

Check out the "windows services for unix" they are compatible with linux and very easy to configure

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by montyo In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

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by botha000 In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

SAMBA is indeed the best, and correct answer.
IF Samba is not yet installed on your Linux system (it should be installed by default, unless you chose not to install it when you installed Linux).
At first, even before thinking of configuring Samba,you should be sure that your Linux kernel is compiled with support for the "smbfs" filesystem, otherwise you should do this at first.
Then afterwards you should edit the /etc/smb.conf file to configure Samba, and then restart the daemons.

The best place for the complete configuration is "http://www.samba.org".

Hope this helps.

Jacques

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by rsbhavsar In reply to Linux-Windows 2000

Samba is required to access Linux files from windows machine. But to access Windows files from Linux machine you have to configure NFS (Network File System). In this case you have to give share name (i.e. rights \\machine-name\sharename user) in export.cfg file.

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