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

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Step 7: Start Samba

Unfortunately, Samba does not start by default when you install it. You can elect to either manually start Samba when you want to, or have the Linux system start it automatically when it boots.

For either option, you must use the Fedora Service Configuration window:

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Select SystemAdministrationServer SettingsServices from the menu. This starts the Service Configuration window. Again, you must be the root user to use this tool, so if you’re not already logged in as root, you’ll be asked for the root password to start. When the Server Configuration window starts, you see all the services that are available on the Fedora system, as shown in Figure 20-4.
Figure 20-4. The Fedora Service Configuration window.
The server automatically starts services with a green check mark in the check box when the system boots. You can also start, stop, or restart individual services by using the appropriate button. The Services Configuration window labels the Samba service as smb. This service actually controls two separate Samba services:
  • smbd: Controls client ...

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