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Re: Help me to build a fileserver!!!



On Tue, 03 Jun 1997 13:36:03 PDT , Eliezer Figueroa Puello wrote:
>   I heard that Linux can to use  the IPX protocol. I think that maybe I 
> can to configure  Linux to emulate a novell network server and then 
> configure the windows 95 computers as novell network clients. I'm 
> writing this letter because I want to know how to configure Linux as a 
> novell server or any other server that windows 95 has client for. If 
> that is not possible I will appreciate if you email me telling that is 
> not possible. I will also thank any other suggest of how to use Linux as 
> a fileserver for windows 95 computers. The only think I do not want to 
> hear is that I have to open a UNIX shell in the windows computers in 
> order to have access to Linux server. 
 
You could try to set up a Novell emulator under Linux but setting up Samba
is much easier. Just install Samba on the Linux machine and instal the
'Client for Microsoft Networks' on the Win95 machine. Also install the
tcp/ip protocol in Win95 and you are all setup. You now only need to
configure the server and you are ready.

Note that this works both ways. Win95 also has a server and there is a
Samba client for Linux.
 
>   If you help me to learn how to configure the fileserver with Linux 
> then I will write a howto under the terms of GNU to help others newbies 
> like me to that.

You don't need to. There already is a SMB-HOWTO and Samba comes with some
examples.

Remco




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