Friday, October 26, 2012

Working with Samba

Things to install

  1. yum install samba
  2. yum install samba-client

For beginner, it is much much easier to configure Samba with SWAT. Here's how:
  1. First you need to yum install xinetd.
  2. Next, yum install samba-swat.x86_64
  3. You will then need to edit the file under /etc/xinetd.d/swat, change the disable=yes to disable=no
  4. Instruction in Arch Linux might have ask you to run "xinetd daemon", but I have run into trouble with that. Instead, I do "xinetd" and successfully log into SWAT configuration page in web browser.
Some important things to take note when configuring shares for access from Windows:

  • for every changes made to share, samba server need to be restart. This is very different from share within Windows, whereby all changes are made effective immediately

Some useful reference:

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