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Intro

My little introduction

Install

Installing Linux.

Networking

Networking your box.

Security

Locking your box down.

Configuration

Configuration tweaks.

Utilities

A few invaluable utilities.

Software

My pickings of the available software.

Links

Linux links, bookmark them now.



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Connections

In order to list the connections to your machine use:

lsof -i

and

netstat -an | grep LISTEN

Samba

To setup samba on your network follow the steps listed below:

Alter the default smb.conf to reflect your setup

Ensure that the name of the windows machine and ip address is in the /etc/hosts. Also the user is created on the linux samba server.

Enable encrypted passwords in the smb.conf

create a samba password file using:

# touch /etc/samba/passwd

Create the samba passwords

cat /etc/passwd | mksmbpasswd.sh > /etc/samba/passwd

Set the samba password

smbpasswd -a username

restart samba

#/etc/init.d/smb restart

Then in windows perform the following:

Allocate a static id addy

Allocate workgroup,machine name and description

Further samba information can be found in the Samba howto.



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