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hello everyone, once again here I am asking for help. I have a laptop and a desktop on the same network both running on dual boot; both witth slack12.1 and ...
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    netowrk question


    hello everyone, once again here I am asking for help.
    I have a laptop and a desktop on the same network both running on dual boot; both witth slack12.1 and winserver2003. Now this is how it looks at the moment:
    box 1 box2
    winserv2003 winserv2003 network ok
    " " slack12.1 box2 sees box1 (i'm aware that it cant be the
    other way around cos windows cant read
    linux partition)
    slack12.1 winserv2003 (same as before, inverting box)
    slack12.1 slack12.1 neither boxes see each other

    wham am i doing wrong in setting the samba file? the whole '/etc/smb/smb.conf' was too big to post, however below i posted the result of 'testparm', hoping that it's helpful
    #testparm
    Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
    Processing section "[homes]"
    Processing section "[printers]"
    Loaded services file OK.
    Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
    Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions

    all i want to be able to do is being able to see and exchange files between the two boxes when both are running on Slackware.
    any suggestion much appreciated
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    Hi,

    I have no experience with Samba, alas...

    But what do you mean that the Slackware boxen can't see each other?

    By the way, if your sole purpose is to exchange files between your own two Slackware machines, maybe you want to look in to NFS or SSHFS. I've found both incredibly easy to set up. I understand this ain't helping our Samba question, but I thought I'd bring it up.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

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    thanx for tour advice freston, and by the way... yes I meant exactly that!
    would you give more details about your experience with NFS or SSHFS? and what would i need to do/look at?
    many thanks again
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    Well, SSHFS is safer and NFS is a bit easier. If you'd do wireless filesystem sharing over the internet then I'd recommend SSHFS. But for internal networking NFS is great.

    This is a very detailed howto. It gives a much better description that I could give

    Oh, everything you need is already on Slackware. It's just a matter of turning on the services and editing /etc/exports.
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    many thanks fres
    If you get on the wrong train all the stations you will come to will be the wrong stations.
    Zen

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