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Using windows and Linux together.

By kello ·
I have a computer running RH Linux 7.3 Server on a network with windows 9x and xp workstatiions and a windows NT 4.0 server. In windows I can access shared folders from the linux server using Samba.

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1) Where in Linux can I go to see the windows PCs, like in "Network Neighbourhood"?
2) How do I make a shared folder accessible to every one who logs on to the Linux server?
3) I would like to make a backup of my entire Linux server. How is that possible using GNOME or the terminal screen?

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by djaburg In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

I know there is an application running under Gnome that allows you to browse just like "network neighborhood", I'd check on source forge for that one. For backing up, I'd use something like Arkeia Lite, providing you have a SCSI tape drive on your system. If you don't, there are way to back your entire system to a second harddrive using the dump command. I would, however, look at a web based admin panel like Webmin (www.webmin.com). Webmin has a nice GUI to run and schedule full or incrimental backups of your system, as well as, easily creating network shares in Samba.

To create a file share that's accessable by all users on your network, you can edit your smb.conf file located in the /etc/samba/ directory. Create your directories from your terminal:

mkdir /usr/local/samba/shared
chmod 777 /usr/local/samba/shared

Add this sample to the smb.conf and edit as needed:

[shared]
comment = Public Share
path = /usr/local/samba/shared
read only = no

This will allow allauthenticated users access to this directory. If you want to allow non-authenticated users, add this below read only:

guest ok = yes

Good luck!

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by kello In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

Thanks a million. I downloaded and used webmin and it did a great job.

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by bwaynef In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

1) The program you're looking for is LinNeighborhood. I've had problems compiling it under RH 8, but I think there are RPM's that will install and work properly in 7.2/7.3. Check sourceforge or go google for it.

2) already answered well

3)there may be front ends to "dump" and "restore" but the command-line and a cron job will allow for the same functionality. for simple backups (not incremental--only trivially more involved) simply : dump /storage/device /filesystem. Fill in where your storage device is and which (each separately) filesystems you want backed up. If you have a scsi tape drive then thats your storage device....you could also use another hard drive. The "restore" command takes similar command-line switches.You might also be interested in a RAID setup, of which there are several levels of redundancy from which to choose.

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by kello In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

Thanks. I'll try LinNeighborhood.

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by pahosler In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

1) in gnome use nautilus 2.2.1 will do the trick.
Access workgroups with smb:///
if you don't have this ver of nautilis older ones may work but I am not certain, you could update with redcarpet, a fairly decent way to update gnome.

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by kello In reply to Using windows and Linux t ...

I'll try nautilus. Thanks

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