[SunHELP] Installing Samba
sunhelp at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 20 21:33:23 CDT 2001
Samba is a SMB/CIFS server for Linux. SMB/CIFS operates on port 39
initially, then is somewhat dynamic after the connection has been made. By
changing the port to 500, you make it impossible for windows clients to
connect via "native" browsing.
I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to accomlish - SMB/CIFS is
*not* HTTP. No wonder your browser isn't connecting, there's no way it
Samba lets you share files from your Linux/Unix computer to Windows clients.
This sharing is *not* accessed through a web browser - it is accessed
(typically) through the Windows Explorer (not Internet Explorer or
To be able to access files files shared via samba, from a windows client,
you need to reset the.......oh crap - follow this link:
Yeah - it's not totaly complete for all facets of Samba. However once a
default Samba install is created that how-to will help you set Samaba to
accept the default encrypted passwords from your WinNT/2000 and Win98
workstation. <shamless plug> If you need to know more, might I suggest
Special Edition: Using KDE from Que Books - authored by Nicholas Wells, with
Samba chapters written by your's truly. </shameless plug>.
In all seriousness, it sounds like you need to do a little reading to see
what it is that Samba actually *does* do.
----- Original Message -----
From: "shridhar" <vze2cct8 at verizon.net>
To: <SunHELP at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 9:38 PM
Subject: [SunHELP] Installing Samba
> I have installed samba in my system.
> I gave correct entries in /etc/services
> & /etc/inetd.conf file.
> I created locks dir in /usr/local/samba/var
> I am able to ping samba server from other pc.
> I AM NOT ABLE TO SEE http://_sambaservr:500
> from my pc browser ( IE & Netscape)
> I set port as 500/tcp
> Please help me if I am missing anything in above.
> SunHELP maillist - SunHELP at sunhelp.org
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