FreeBSD + Samba
neil at ourshack.com
Mon Feb 19 21:20:49 GMT 2001
At 6:26 PM +0000 2/19/01, Roy Schofield wrote:
>I'm looking to set up a server which will have DOS and Windows
>believe I need a basic FreeBSD + Samba in order to give me that functionality.
>Could anyone please advise which version of FreeBSD and Samba are the most
>robust combination and point me to the appropriate documentation in order to
>help me set this up.
>Thank you for your time.
To actually answer your question Roy....
FreeBSD 4-STABLE would be your best bet, do the install from any
version4 CD and cvsup to STABLE. Do this first.
The version of Samba in the ports tree is 2.0.7 and is nice and
solid. Doing a make and make install will put everything is nice
logical places. You'll need to enable the start-up script in
/usr/local/etc/rc.d unless you want to run the relevent bits out of
For documentation, Samba comes with quite good docs itself and
there's the website (http://www.samba.org) or you could look at Using
Samba (O'Reilly, ISBN 1-56592-449-5) or Samba, Integrating UNIX and
Windows (SSC, ISBN 1-57831-006-7) or for a more general book, The
FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide (Addison-Wesley, ISBN
Hope this helps but feel free to ask further questions.
Neil C. Ford
Yet Another Computer Solutions Company
neil at yacsc.com
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