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Posted on 05-07-2003 09:48 a.m. ET  reply

Original Poster: Derek

Ron - sounds like you are not clear on what Samba is. I wrote about Samba on
4/30 below, but you will need to read up on it on your own to set it up for
your own needs. The Samba config file declares what folders/directories on
the Linux server will be available to Windows PCs on the network. You can
make just about any directories available - but you have to change the config
file - it is not automatically done for you. You mentioned E-mail server and
static IP? Most of the time, the dynamic IP assigned by a broadband ISP (like
RoadRunner) is actually pretty constant and similar to having a static IP -
though no guarantee. Anyways, that has nothing to do with PDC, Samba,
printers, file sharing. E-mail server services/daemons are native Linux
daemons and unrelated. If you want to set up an e-mail server just for your
network (local e-mail on your LAN only) you do not need any outside IP
address (or Samba). Your RedHat comes with some e-mail services that you can
use for that. If you want to use "Microsoft Mail" services in Microsoft
Outlook on the workstations, you can use one of the folders on your Linux
server being offered to your network (courtesy of Samba) as the common folder
for the e-mail "postoffice". You will need to administer the "postoffice"
using the Microsoft PostOffice control panel app which you may need to
install from a Windows install CD. Also, another great choice for local e-
mail is the free squirrelmail system for Linux, which makes e-mail available
to all local workstations, regardless of Samba, through web browsers like
Internet Explorer or Netscape. You might want to check it out:

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