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First you will have to download the SAMBA files. To can obtain these from the Samba Home Page.
Then configure the Samba Server, that is the one that you will need in order for your Windows 95/98 machines to view and access shared resources on your Linux machine, you will need to configure the /etc/smb.conf or /etc/samba/smb.conf (for Red Hat) file. This is every simple and descriptions are all inside the file.
Then make an account using useradd account name and change the password using passwd account name. Remembering that this must be done as root.
Then run testparm to check that the smb.conf file is configured correctly.
Next, run smbpasswd -a account name you're ready to start up Samba. To start it up, type:
or /etc/rc.d/init.d/smb start for Red Hat users.
You could also do it via the command prompt by issuing this command:
smbclient -L computername -U user
To mount a Windows shared directory use:
smbmount //computername/shared resource name /mnt/mount point -o username=user
To access Windows shared directory use:
smbclient //computername/shared resource name -U user
If you upgrade your SAMBA package to a newer version, this issue should be resolved.
Samba Home Page or this link to take you to the Samba documentation section.
Also read the Samba HOWTO from Linuxdoc.org.
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