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Old 10-04-2004, 04:07 AM   #1
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Appearing in a windows DOMAIN


I have just installed mandrake 10 on my work machine.

I have:
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?

Thanks,
 
Old 10-04-2004, 12:06 PM   #2
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Re: Appearing in a windows DOMAIN

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Can I make my linux box log onto the domain to get sharing privliges from there?
I believe this is not possible. You cannot join a Windows domain with a Linux box

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Can I make it appear in the domain listing of HM so others can access my shared directories?
Try to change the workgroup of your linux box. Make it same with the windows one

Let me know how it goes!
 
Old 10-04-2004, 11:52 PM   #3
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ok . . .


sorry for my lack of understanding (perhaps I should be posting in the ultra newbie section!!)

In mandrake where would one go to change the workgroup I log onto?

I am very confused about hostnames and zeroconf hostnames etc etc!

What setting in linux reflects what others see as a computer name / computer description under network neighbouhood?? Is it you hostname or something else??
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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Don't worry, no one was born a guru! Try downloading and installing webmin (www.webmin.com). It's free and since you don't know lot's about networking this will help you out!

As soon as you download it let me know, but I think you will manage it your self ;-)

Last edited by dtournas; 10-05-2004 at 12:31 AM.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:48 AM   #5
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thanks, look really good! just what i need! will give it a go,

its funny to admin a windows network for sooo many years, and think you know how to do everything soo easy and smoothly . . . and then to be thrown out of your comfort zone when trying something new, i now know what it must feel like when i fix such simple things (to me) for others now im here experiance problems with basic network setup!! well you have to start somewhere i guess.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 05:23 AM   #6
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Re: Appearing in a windows DOMAIN

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Can I make my linux box log onto the domain to get sharing privliges from there?

>>>You can log onto the domain. You can have your linux box showup in the network places on Windows machines under you domain with all the other boxes.



Can I make it appear in the domain listing of HM so others can access my shared directories?

>>>Yes you can have this. You need to configure SAMBA for this. I highly reccommend going to the SAMBA website and reading on the how-to's.



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?

>>>Yes.


>>>I have this very setup. I have setup this setup for a few places that used the Linux box running SAMBA as a file server. You will need to edit your smb.conf file in /etc/samba/smb.conf Webmin is a good tool as mentioned already. You can fully configure SAMBA from there. The SAMBA how-to's on the SAMBA website will walk you through this very config.

>>>Good luck if you haven't already got it going.

Thanks,

Last edited by Private Citizen; 10-05-2004 at 05:27 AM.
 
  


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