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gtksamba should be removed
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papaschtroumpf


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 14:19    Post subject:  gtksamba should be removed  

GtkSamba is a utility to set up a samba server (basically it edits smb.conf)
puppy does not include a samba server, so this app has no reason to be included and the presence of this app will only lead to frustration from users thinking that they can set up a server since the app is there.
emphasis added after the thread was moved from "bug" to "suggestion"

a samba server allows you to share your directories to others on a windows network.

It is different from a samba client, which allows you to access directories on other computers on a windows network.
That part is available in puppy (that's the samba package) and works great using LinNeighborhood (which is just a gui on top of the command line programs provided by the samba package, such as smbmount)

one could argue about the usefulness of a samba server in puppy anyway.
A "poor man's" replacement to having a samba server would be to have an TFP server since you can access an FTP server from any windows machine usingthe browser.
I don;t know if puppy has an FTP server yet, it's on my list of things to check!

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 15:17    Post subject:  

i think /root/ghttpd/gtkftpd is an ftp server
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 15:21    Post subject:  

sure sounds like it from the name. I'll check it out sometime
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Jun 2005, 19:14    Post subject: gtkftpd  

gtkftpd is available via pupget. Once it is installed you start it from the ghttpd directory. I have it installed but am not using it yet. I like your idea of using it basically to replace samba. Let us know how it works for you.
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Jun 2005, 11:30    Post subject:  

Okay, so I'll take Gtksamba out of the live-CD.
It will still be a PupGet package for anyone who wants it.
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