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Adventures in Linux: Tangoing with Samba 3

One of the things I’ve been doing during my hiatus (see the immediately preceding post) is working on my network. I have two Linux boxes and a Windows box and a big ole 50 GB partion on the webserver that was intended to be a file server for the other computers.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t get the partition to mount. Opie will understand: it was a spelling error in /etc/fstab. (I left the “s” off of “defaults.”)

(Funny. Our teachers used to tell us that spelling was important. Computers have made it sew.)

Now it mounts .

On to Samba.

I have poked in a deletorious fashion at getting Samba to run over the past 18 months, when I got my first Linux box. Now I have it working.

The webserver can see the Windows box and the Windows box can see the webserver and I can move files back and forth with no problems. My laptop can see both of them. The only wrinkle left is that no one else can see the laptop (I think that’s a firewall issue, but I’m going to let it drop for a while).

Next step–Networking the webserver to a printer connected to a whole nother computer.



  1. Opie

    November 20, 2006 at 6:07 pm

    If a Linux server has a little Post-it note stuck to the side of the monitor with the password written on it, does that make it a one-note Samba?

  2. Frank

    November 20, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    I was laughing so hard Linda came over to look at the screen.

    That was sooooo bad that I just cannot come up with a fitting response.

  3. Frank

    November 22, 2006 at 6:33 pm

    “smb://[ip address]” in the Konqueror address bar did the trick for the Linux boxes to connect to the other computers via Samba.