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post Mar 25 2011, 08:59 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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k..... complete newb here. This is my first day using Linux and I am completely frustrated so please bare with me. I am desperately trying to do a SIMPLE network set up for my home where my laptops, tv etc connect to my Linux based file server/pc. I have read a couple of resources on the topic, installed samba and followed the instructions and have had no luck. I decided to try and find different instructions and try those... I now find my SMB.CONF file is blank. I have tried deleting samba and re downloading a new copy but again, same problem. I guess my question is two foaled; i need to fix samba and secondly configure a windows/linux home network for file share purposes. thank-you!

note: managed to find a back up copy of the smb.conf file so one problem down. Any help on the networking issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank-you.
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post Mar 26 2011, 03:35 PM
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Its GNU/

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Ok, looks like you are running Ubuntu. You can google for ubuntu and samba ,should find lots of help. It is easier if the user name is the same on both linux and windows. Create a smb user like
sudo smbpasswd -a your_user_name (replace with actual name)
To start samba:
sudo /etc/init.d/smb start
Make sure if running a firewall on either computer that it allows incoming SMB traffic. I would configure the XP box for netbios over TCP/IP.
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