I have just installed mandrake 10 on my work machine.
setup a LAN with my ip, netmask, gateway, DNS.
The internet works fine, and i can use lineighbourhood to view all the other machines with SAMBA.
Heres the question . . .
Our network has a domain called HM where 90% of all machines are in. THe rest of the old 95/98 machines log into the domain but are configured to appear in workgroups depending on where they are located (physically)
Can I make my linux box log onto the domain to get sharing privliges from there?
Can I make it appear in the domain listing of HM so others can access my shared directories?
If it does appear in the list what settings govern what XP users see me as. I mean my computer name and also description? Our network ahs strict naming conventions and it needs to conform.
Really what im asking is it possible to make a linux machine work in an WINDOWS DOMAIN based network and appear to be just another windows box to the rest of the users?