Pnxsmbtool project is a simple wizard for setting up a Samba server that can be used for a home or small office network.
Version:Pnxsmbtool project is a simple wizard for setting up a Samba server that can be used for a home or small office network.
Operating System: Linux
It will be shipped with the not-yet-released PhoeNUX-OS distribution. So on other systems, it may take a bit of work to get the dependencies installed (see Requirements below).
How to Install
First, you should untar pnxsmbtool. To do so, run the command "tar -xvjf pnxsmbtool-XXX.tar.bz2" where 'XXX' is the version.
Next, enter the directory and run "make install" as root. You can then run it as described below. Note that running "make" is not required anymore as I have essentially done it for you.
How to Use
Run the command `pnxsmbtool' as root and follow the on-screen steps.
· Migrating UNIX users to Samba is currently troublesome, as it relies on KSambaPlugin's tool to do the dirty work. Unfortunately, this tool is very troublesome and I have personally not been able to get it to work for me and have had to add the users to smbpasswd manually. I may have to write a new tool for this if I can't get KSambaPlugin's to work. Such a tool will be made available as part of the pnxsmbtool distribution if that turns out to be the case. Also, the UNIX user manager is hardcoded as 'pnxuser' which most non-PhoeNUX users won't have.
· Only Red Hat-based systems (including Fedora, Mandriva, etc.) are supported.
TRANSLATORS NEEDED! If anyone would be willing to translate Pnxsmbtool into their native language, I would be forever grateful. Please contact me if interested.
What's New in This Release:
· Running 'make' is no longer needed; the perl modules have been pre-generated.