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).