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

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Step 6: Configure Samba

There are two main features that you must configure to get your Samba server to work on your network:

The Microsoft network domain or workgroup name
Opening the Samba server firewall port to network clients

Here are the steps you need to follow to accomplish this.

1.
Select SystemAdministrationServer SettingsSamba from the menu. This starts the Samba Server Configuration window.
2.
Click PreferencesServer settings from the menu bar. The Server Settings configuration window, shown in Figure 21-4, appears.
Figure 21-4. The Samba Server Settings configuration window.

In the Server Settings window, enter the workgroup name for your Windows network (remember, all network devices that need to use the shared folder must use this same name). By default, Fedora uses the Linux hostname of your system as the Windows network device name on the network. You can also provide a brief description of your host in the Description dialog box provided. Network devices see the description ...

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