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'[OT]: Linux help for a Windows Networker?'
2000\05\28@222413 by Mike Werner

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Damon Hopkins wrote:
> James Michael Newton wrote:
> >
> > First, thanks tons for the help.
> >
> > Thanks to your oops trick, I found out that the startx command was waiting
> > for something to resolve the host name which I had set as nix.massmind.org
> > without adding
> > 192.168.0.3    nix.massmind.org
> > to the hosts file. So x is up again. I'm GUI. <GRIN>

Good to hear it was something simple.

> > The 254 broadcast address was a typo, it was set to .255 and it looks like
> > all the other settings were also correct. I shouldn't be able to ping
> > outside the local net without a proxy connection... and... I managed to
> > stumble over the fact that the "Navigator" that was automatically starting
> > with Linux was not the actual Netscape Navigator web browser... see, the
> > first one, DOESN'T have a place to enter Proxy setting and the second one
> > DOES.

::scratches head:: How odd.  All the Netscape versions I recall dealing
with have an entry for proxy settings.  Maybe this one's a Red Hat Special.
They have a tendancy to do things like that.

> > And you know what? as soon as you enter the proxy settings, everything
> > works great! Imagine that....
> >
> > So now I have web and ftp access from the nix box via a proxy server on the
> > main windows box. I'll set up the email stuff next (I saw where to do
> > that...)
> >
> > But I'd like to get SAMBA running next and haven't read the docs yet, so I
> > will go do that now. And then on to Apache and BIND. Miles to go...

Getting samba running is actually pretty easy.

> there are some pretty decent web based samba configuration tools out
> there which make configuring it alot easier after you get the basics
> working.. I cant remember off hand right now but I'm sure a search
> engine can find them quite well..

One I've used is called swat.  IIRC it's done by the Samba group, so
it outta be keeping up with Samba development.  Since I don't use
samba all that much and the fact that I'm a command line guy I haven't
used swat much.  But from what little of it I did use, it worked fairly
well.  Well enough for what little I was doing, anyway.

Once you have swat installed, you use any web browser to connect to
port 901 on the machine you are doing the samba admin on.  You can
connect from anywhere on your LAN, not just the machine that's running
samba.  When you connect, you'll be prompted to login - you'll need to
use the root login to do any admin.
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2000\05\31@115545 by jamesnewton

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I actually found SWAT on the system. But running it seems to do...
nothing... actually, a lot of programs in the GNOME/X-windows thing on RH
6.1 seem to do... nothing....

Is there a way to do that >oops trick in the xwindows system?

Also, kill -l shows no smbd process. Or am I getting the kill command to
list processes wrong?


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'[OT]: Linux help for a Windows Networker?'
2000\06\01@084000 by Ian Wilkinson
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On Wed, 31 May 2000 in "Re: [OT]: Linux help for a Windows Networker?", James Newton wrote:
>I actually found SWAT on the system. But running it seems to do...
>nothing... actually, a lot of programs in the GNOME/X-windows thing on RH
>6.1 seem to do... nothing....
>
>Is there a way to do that >oops trick in the xwindows system?
>
>Also, kill -l shows no smbd process. Or am I getting the kill command to
>list processes wrong?

SWAT is a web tool.

To use it point your browser (any computer on the LAN) at http://computerip:901/
And the SWAT config screen should come up after you login as root.

If it does not there are TWO files you need to check.

first check that /etc/services contains this line
swat        901/tcp

and the second file is /etc/inetd.conf at it should have a
swat        stream      tcp          nowait.400       root  /usr/sbin/swat swat

make sure both lines in the files do not start with a # and also make sure that
the line in /etc/inetd.conf points to the correct place for your copy of swat
(should be fine on RedHat / Mandrake ).  Also note that it sends the command
swat to swat (don't know why) so if your swat is locates at
/usr/local/sbin/swat
the line should read

swat     stream   tcp       nowait.400    root  /usr/local/sbin/swat swat

it tends to either not work or do strange things if you miss that out.

Ian
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