david chong wrote: > Hi, > > I am running Centos5.1, trying to configure samba now. I am quite new > in this area and hope help from the list. > > I could not connect to it from a windows xp pc >>From the console, I log in and do a > >> smbclient -L localhost -U% > > Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.25b-0.el5.4] > > Sharename Type Comment > --------- ---- ------- > samba Disk > IPC$ IPC IPC Service (Samba 3.0.25b-0.el5.4) > Domain=[MYGROUP] OS=[Unix] Server=[Samba 3.0.25b-0.el5.4] > > Server Comment > --------- ------- > ANTIOCH Samba 3.0.25b-0.el5.4 > > Workgroup Master > --------- ------- > MYGROUP ANTIOCH > > Could you pls help. > Thanks > > David Hi David, I recommend you this: http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/ This is IMHO an excellent guide made by the good folks at samba.org. Very basically, you need to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and define your shares there. The default file is abundantly commented. You can have your server validate the accesses using locally stored samba/users accounts or even validate with a SMB/CIFS PDC (Winblows or Samba). Hope this helped a bit! Guy Boisvert, ing. IngTegration inc.