Offering Windows File Sharing Service

Fedora Core 4 includes software that enables your Linux computer to share files with Windows computers on your network. This software is often referred to by its proper name, Samba, or by the type of high-level protocol it uses—Server Message Blocks, or SMB.

The Windows file server is not installed by default in Fedora Core 4 unless you chose the Server installation option when you were installing Fedora Core 4 on your computer. Activating your Windows file server is therefore a matter of several steps:

Install the Windows file server.
Use the Samba Server Configuration tool to make Windows shares available to network users.
Configure the Windows file server to start automatically each time you boot ...

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