I'd like to set up Linux file server for Windows computers
I'm sure the answer to this is somewhere in this forum but I can't seem to use the correct search terms to find it. If someone can steer me to a thread or the correct application I'd be grateful.
I have a network of about 15 PCs running Win98-SE and Win-XP. We are currently using NetWare 4.11 and things are going well. But, Novell is very expensive and they don't support 4.11 anymore and for the future I'd like to replace the NetWare file server with a Linux server.
Internet and email services are provided by a Linux router/firewall/MTA on the same physical LAN.
If it is important, I have provided a list below of the typical programs run by users on the system. Mostly, NetWare is providing only file services. I know the backup software would have to be replaced, but that shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for any help -- no real urgency. This is something I'd like to start working on so I can just roll it out one day.
The principal applications in use (by clients on LAN) are:
Internet Explorer -- services provided by a Linux router/firewall on the same physical LAN
Pegasus/Outlook Express/Eudora -- MTA for our domain is hosted on the Linux computer (same one as the router/firewall using Exim-4.4x
WordPerfect 10/11/12 -- documents stored on NetWare VOL_1:
DOS-application -- a Clipper compiled database with all EXE, OVL, DBF, NTX etc. stored on NetWare SYS: Shared access is inherant with no special flags set in NetWare -- the part of the tree containing programs and datafiles and indices is OWNED by Admin and all but Supervisor rights are allowed to EVERYONE
We use a scanner at one WinXP station to put PDF on VOL_2: so that we can email them.
The only NetWare services in use are ArcServe for NW (backup) and the NetWare print server.