Samba Server in Windows Environment
Hello to all.
First off, I am a Linux newbie. I have worked with windows since the dos days.I have 4 PC's in my bedroom and wanting to learn to program in PHP/MySQL. That said, here are the 4 PC's I have hooked up on my 4 port KVM:
Desktop, Mandriva 10.1, Pentium Celeron 433MHz, 80GB HDD, 512MB SDRAM
Desktop, XP Pro, Athlon 2400+, 120GB HDD, 512 DDR-RAM
Desktop, 98SE&2k Pro, P3 1GHz, 80GB HDD, 512MB DDR-RAM
Laptop, Mandrake 10.1, Pentium 3 700MHz, 12GB HDD, 256MB SDRAM
I will be working primariliy on the windows pc's. The linux desktop will be serving Apache, PHP, MySQL, and act as a Samba Server as well. I want to be able to share a directory from the Linux Desktop so that I can access them from the other PC's. But I also do not want anyone else to view nor modify my files. So I guess that user authentication is involved. I have muddled around on the Mandrake desktop and was able to share a folder. But I can only view from my XP machine if the linux settings allow ALL users to view and modify. If I set it to owner access only (view/modify), I cannot open in XP, 98, or 2000. I must be missing something. Also, I cannot load SWAT on the Mandrake PC as well. When I type in http://localhost:901, I get a "connection refused when try to connect to localhost 901" error.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Re: Samba Server in Windows Environment
ok, well...as long as SWAT is running in initrd (is that what it is on drake?), you need the correct host name. UNLESS you set up your system to be called "localhost", what you are using will not work.
Originally Posted by binarydumb
take the reply and use that in place of localhost in that URL for SWAT.
you're trying to log in to the wrong URL i think.
and a word to the wise, i would download and use WEBMIN, for your config stuff...because it pretty much can config anything on your system, and i've noticed it's nicer at setting up samba than SWAT is, altho swat gives you nicer stats on the system and is a tad more responsive.