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  1. #1

    Newbie Issue: Samba

    where can i find samba? i know quite the n00b question but i'm only an hour into it after i successfully downloaded mandrake. what i am trying to accomplish is running a dedicated server on Day of Defeat (Half Life). i was told i need to get samba up so i can setup SEE the network. thanks.

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    You can download samba from its web site,

    Or,it may be included in your distro.
    Have a nice day

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    ok. where would i go about finding samba on here?

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    Jan 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    If you're using Debian, the best method is:

    apt-cache search samba
    apt-get install the.thing.that.cache.returned

    If you're not comfortable with compiling your own software you should do the above. If you're running any other distro I'm not sure about their package managers.

    Anyway, on you must pick an FTP mirror.

  7. #6
    If you downloaded Mandrake 9.2 it should be on the CD 2. I used Webmin to setup my Samba shares, but that is because I'm accessing my box externally.

    To install Samba in the terminal, insert CD2 and type:

    rpm -ivh /mnt/cd[tab]/M[tab]/R[tab]/samba[tab]

    This should install samba for you.

    To insall Webmin

    rmp -ivh /mnt/cd[tab]/M[tab]/R[tab]/webmin[tab]

    Make sure you do all this as root.

    Then type in the command drakxservices and make samba and webmin load on boot.

    Then from any PC on the net, you can access you linux box by going to the site https:// [linux box ip]:10000

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