Re: Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

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Glad to hear that you succeeded in getting Samba installed.  Next steps to
getting it to work are:

1) edit your /etc/samba/smb.conf file to fit the needs of your network.

2) use "testparm" (without the quotes) to verify that your smb.conf file is
correct.

3) start your samba services with:
service smb start
service winbind start (if you need winbind) 

4) connect to a samba share with a Windows client

If everything tests out OK, configure Samba to start at boot time with
chkconfig.  If not, stop the samba services with "service smb stop; service
winbind stop" (again, without the quotes).  Adjust your smb.conf file then
repeat steps 2 through 4.

Good luck.

T

references: 
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/smb.conf.5.html
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/manpages-3/testparm.1.html
http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/install.html
http://linux.die.net/man/8/chkconfig


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-----Original Message-----
From: Johansson, Ronnie [mailto:Ronnie_Johansson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:54 AM
To: Hoover, Tony
Subject: RE:  Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

Hi Tony,

Many thanks for your help!
Today we've got connected to RHN and I followed your three steps and
Samba was installed on our Linux server. 
How do I go on?

Best regards
Ronnie



-----Original Message-----
From: Hoover, Tony [mailto:hoover@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: den 29 april 2012 15:46
To: Johansson, Ronnie; samba@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE:  Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3

first, configure yum to use the sernet samba repos.  (you will need to
be
"root")

- cd /etc/yum.repos.d
- wget http://ftp.sernet.de/pub/samba/3.6/rhel/5/sernet-samba.repo
- yum install samba3

a periodic "yum update" (we use a cron job) will keep your system up to
date, including Samba if you use the yum repos instead of
"brute-forcing"
RPM to install individual packages.


-----Original Message-----
From: samba-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Johansson, Ronnie
Sent: Thu 4/12/2012 11:22 AM
To: samba@xxxxxxxxx
Subject:  Installing Samba on RedHat Linux 5.3
 
Hi there,

 

I am a real Linux newbie and need help how to install these samba files.


 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)

Kernel 2.6.18-128.el5 on an x86_64

 

$ ls

libsmbclient0-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

libsmbclient-devel-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

libwbclient0-32bit-3.6.4-44.el5.i386.rpm

libwbclient0-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

libwbclient-devel-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-client-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-debuginfo-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-doc-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-utils-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

samba3-winbind-32bit-3.6.4-44.el5.i386.rpm

samba3-winbind-3.6.4-44.el5.x86_64.rpm

 

 

$ uname -a

Linux euapg-db005 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Dec 17 11:41:38 EST 2008
x86_64 x86x

$ rpm -qa | grep release

redhat-release-notes-5Server-25

redhat-release-5Server-5.3.0.3

$

 

Please help me with this as soon as possible.

 

 

Many thanks

Ronnie

 

 

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