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Hi, I have successfully installed Samba on an old computer with Madriva One. I am able to share files between my 4 Windows XP machines successfully and am very happy ...
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    Samba FTP


    Hi,
    I have successfully installed Samba on an old computer with Madriva One. I am able to share files between my 4 Windows XP machines successfully and am very happy with it. However, I was wondering if there was a way I could setup the Samba server so that I could log into it remotely (say at college with my laptop using the internet) I've read around and think that I have to setup an FTP server or something? Can Samba act as this type of server or is there another way I can access my files remotely? (and for free )

    Cheers,

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    vsftpd will do the trick or you can setup a VPN and once connected, access your Samba shares.

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    Cheers for that. I've found the website with that software and it looks like what I'm looking for. The only thing I wanted to ask was how do I install it on my Linux machine? I'm still very new to Linux and it doesn't seem as simple as opening an .exe like in Windows!

    Could anyone give me a quick guide/tutorial as to how to install it?

    Cheers

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    One of the Mandriva users will have to chime in here, I'm not familiar with the Mandriva package manager(s). I use distros that utilize DEB and RPM packages so give it a few hours and one the Mandriva experts will render their insight.

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