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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Step 6: Configure Samba

After you install Samba, you must configure it for your specific Microsoft network environment. Microsoft networking uses two different methods for joining network devices together into groups:

Workgroup: Defines a small number of workstations and servers that belong to an ad hoc network group
Domain: Defines a larger number of workstations and servers that belong to a controlled networking environment

Because we are working with a small network environment, I assume that you’re using a Microsoft workgroup on your network. In a workgroup environment, you must configure each workstation and server to belong to a specific workgroup name. For the network devices to see your shared printer, you must add your Linux server to the workgroup:

1.
Select SystemAdministrationServer SettingsSamba from the panel menu. This starts the Samba Server Configuration window (if you’re not logged in as the root user, you’ll be asked to supply the password for root first).
2.
Click PreferencesServer settings from the menu bar. The Server Settings configuration window, shown in Figure ...

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