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Hi Everyone

Any help would be most appreciated

I am very new to Linux and I have inherited a site with 3 Fedora 3 servers, one has a graphical user interface but the other 2 are command line based.

the main problem i have is that i need to change the names of shared folders on the main file server. the problem is im not sure how to this at all. I can tell you that the linux file server shares are shared with microsoft windows server 2000, 2003 and windows xp clients.
I am getting to know my way around the systems a bit more but i do not know where to sort this problem out at all.

I have found some reference to these folders and files in the file smb.conf located in /etc/samba/ but im not sure as to what any of this means.

I also need to share some new folders with the windows users, i have my login script prepared on the windows server, i just need to set up the shares on the linux server, how do i do this?

On another note, i require remote access to out linux proxy server (from within the lan) through a browser, this must have already been setup, i know the ip address, user name and password, i just not sure if it uses port numbers or how i would type it.

Thanks everyone, as i said i do really need help
Paste ur smb.sonf file and what changes u want to do
QUOTE (jayakrishnan @ Jun 22 2006, 12:05 PM) *
Paste ur smb.sonf file and what changes u want to do

I dont mean to sound stupid but how do i do that? could i copy it to one of my shares and access it through my currently mapped windows drives using notepad or something like that?
First of all - Which server does what, and which one has the GUI?

I strognly reccoemnd that you install Webmin, a web-based configuration system which supports common tasks like configuring Samba, Email accounts, general user accounts, and just about everything else. To do so, on Fedora, login tot he computer and do the following:

If you are not already root, run "su -" and enter the root password when asked to do so. Then, run "yum install webmin" and it *should* install. Once you've done that, start webmin by running the "webmin" command. You can then connect to the server using a web browser. Just visit http://server_ip:10000. You may fin thatit is setup y deafult to only allow local connections, in which ase either find the relevant line in /etc/webmin.conf (possibly/ etc/webmin/webmin.conf) or connect using a text-only browseron the local computer to change the settings. (Might be an idea to install on the GUI machin, to find out HOW to change the access control. It is under webmin configuration on the main menu).

Webmin is much better than editing config files by hand, which is a bit of a pin, especially if you are in a hurry.

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