network sharing

David Ehresmann dehresmann at
Sun Nov 30 23:27:41 UTC 2008

Thanks for your help.  I have installed the software you mentioned.

Could you point me to a doc to configure/test my network from VMWare to my host?


On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 3:28 PM, CLIFFORD ILKAY
<clifford_ilkay at> wrote:
> David Ehresmann wrote:
>> Does Samba come with the server version?  Or is it a separate install
>> into the Desktop version?
> There is no artificial distinction between desktop and server in Linux.
> That was a distinction created by proprietary operating systems with the
> aim of creating a revenue opportunity. While there is something called
> "Ubuntu Server", it is more for convenience than anything else. Every
> single thing that is available on the "server" distribution is available
> to the "desktop" distribution, and vice versa. I've installed KDE on
> Ubuntu Server and Apache, Samba, PostgreSQL, all server applications, on
> K/Ubuntu. There are differences in the kernels but again, you can mix
> and match as you see fit.
> For your particular case, do:
> apt-get install samba smbclient swat
> should do the trick. Of course you will need to have networking between
> the VMWare virtual machine and the host configured properly.
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