Samba will also share printers and make them available to windows machines as if they were shared from a windows machine.
Samba basically replicates all the "Sharing" facilities of windows but with a lot more security
If you look in /etc/samba/ you will see a file called smb.conf, this is the configuration file for samba, it has examples of all the
types of entries that can be used by samba to share devices to windows machines.
If you go to the Control Centre under the main Daryna menu there is a Shared Folders Icon, if you double click this it will
automagically install samba for you and then allow you to configure your shares from within the GUI directly, probably
easier if you are not a Commandline junkie like me
louismullen wrote:I really only want to share the printer that is on my Linux machine.
Just for information I am a long time user of Windows. Everything from win 95 to win 2000 to vista. This is my first time to put Linux on a machine. Its the last time I will be putting Windows on any machine. Linux is an eye opener. I knew of its stability but am very surprised by its ease of use and functionality.
I am planning on having our office ( 25 PC network ) upgraded to Linux in the next few months.