Help please with sharing files WIN<>SUSE

I have several Windoz machines in a peer-to-peer network and now two SUSE machines, one 11.1 and another 11.2.

I have a network printer accessible now to all the machines.

My next step is to be able to share files between all the machines and several network drives. I know how to set this up between the Windoz machines, but the only way I can get the SUSE machines to see the network (and be seen) is to shut down their firewalls, and I don’t think that’s how you are supposed to do it?

Can someone point me to what it is that I need to read, or is there a FAQ somewhere to help get me started?

I think that this has something to do with Samba and I installed Samba (client or server? I forget) on the 11.1 and 11.2 seems to have it already built-in, but I don’t know how to set it up with the firewalls on the two Linux machines so that it is all seamless (as if anything can be seamless).

There is too much information on the forums for a newbie :\ but I’m still reading.



When sharing windoze files, yes that is where Samba was made for. Most peopple get it wirking with Swerdna’s help: Linux HOWTOs and Tutorials: Suse Linux 10.0, 10.1 openSUSE 10.2, 10.3, 11.0, 11.1

Wow. Thanks. Lots to read. I’m digging in now.