I've just switched my server from W2kS to Linux (Mandrake 10.1). I'm running XAMPP and I would like to share my htdocs on my Windows network so I can open and edit files on the server from my development machine (Win XP). When I try and share the htdocs folder (/opt/lampp/htdocs) via SMB (running as root) I get the message "Only directories in your home directory can be shared." Fair enough I suppose, but what is the best way of going about this? I've read various things on Linking and Mounting, but so far nothing fits the bill.
Thanks, I'd tried something like that before, but when I went back to smb.conf i noticed that i had forgotten to uncomment the line which changes the default netbios name, windows wouldn't show the shares because it dosn't like the name "localhost", its all working now thanks..