I am on a lan with another windows computer, i am trying to transfer a file to this computer via LAN and Samba. I have the arch samba package installed and i have not touched anything else. What must i do to get my samba configured to work? or is it already configured? Also what must i do to access a share on another windows computer on my LAN.
Provided that the SMB server is up and running you only have to create a mountpoint and mount the share using either "smbmount" or "mount -t smbfs". See
for details. Also, you might want to or have to edit /etc/samba/smb.conf according to your needs. When manual mounting works, you can include your settings in your /etc/fstab for better convenience.
/etc/samba/smb.conf is the config file for the samba server.
the file is well commented so you will know what everything does.
if you just installed samba then /etc/samba/smb.conf is named /etc/samba/smb.conf.example or something. rename it and edit it.
Forever newbie !!!
I have a page on samba (well, 2, actually) that might be of some use
IF you're using KDE and just want to transfer files from the linux box to the windows box, (actually, you can transfer both directions this way). You can just open Konqueror and in the address bar type:
Hit enter and it will prompt you for username and password. Enter a user and password that exists on the windows box then copy files all you want.