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Re: What do I have to do to get my server running?

At 12:15 2000/08/03 -0600, you wrote:
I'm turning my Linux into a server for my family's to Windoze machines, but I'm not sure what exactly to do. I've installed the Samba packages, and compiled SMB support into the kernel. I've got my NE2000 working, so now I just need to know how to connect to the network. Any help would be appreciated.

How do you have your network setup? Have you chosen an IP addresses and stuff like that?
For your application, you should use the non-routing IP address blocks.
So, for instance, give your server the IP address of, with a netmask.
Then give each of your machines an address from to

If you're on the network OK (can ping all the other hosts), the samba documentation (/usr/doc/samba-docs AFAIK) is absolutely fabulous. I had mine setup in 2 shakes of a martini shaker.

(My server will be somewhat useless, as their are only two computers it's serving, but I'm doing it for the learning experience)

Nothing useless about that at all.
The fileserver that I setup is running Samba for one machine, and Netatalk for another. File and print serving (almost for Netatalk).
And yeah, it is good practice, and fun when it finally works, too.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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