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Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.
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I'm currently messing about with a network, with a Debian box acting as a domain controller. (We used to have a windows workgroup running, but now we have this box we need the whole domain schebang.) Everythings running ok so far, the only thing is I'm not too sure how to get my laptop running on it. I will be using it off the network more than on, but need to have the network resources available when I'm actually in the office.
Have it join the domain. It will cache the login/pass from the DC ( samba server ). Once disconnected from the LAN, you should just lose home directories and network printers, everything else is in the profile stored locally.
Sorry, yea - windows XP Pro. How will it handle 'net connections then?
If you mean CIFS/SMB connections, yes.
And the server has internet access - would it be possible to access the domain from outside the building?
Depends on your router setup. If you are forwarding the smb ports (SMB uses UDP ports 137 and 138 for discovery and TCP port 139 for data transfer and maybe 445 for CIFS) then I think that you would be fine ( if your ISP isn't blocking those ports ), however, that is not a good idea unless you are forwarding only through a vpn connection.