Joined: 06 Dec 2006
|Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:20 pm Post subject: How to start Samba Server
|To start the samba server
1) Edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf
There are some instructions and examples in the file. For more information see the man page for smbd.
If you create a share named [myshare], it will be seen to smbclients as "\\ip.ip.ip.ip\myshare"
2) Try it interactively
Run the server with debug messages to the terminal window
# smbd -i -d 5
From a remote windows xp platform, open up a file browser window, and enter the following syntax for your share
where n.n.n.n is the ip address, which you can get by pinging your DSL-N by its hostname, or by walking over to its monitor if it has one and taking a look.
3) Edit the file /opt/bootlocal.sh and add the following line
and then reboot, and try to view the share again from another machine.