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Old 03-07-2004, 02:45 PM   #1
christophe_ca
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(Newbie)Configuring windows 95 to use internet and explore files on a mandrake 9.2


Hi!

I've got 2 computers: one using mandrake 9.2/windows Me and one using windows 95. The linux pc is connected to internet with eth0 using dhcp and eth1 is free for use.

1- I'd like to connect my win95 pc to internet via the linux box using eth1 and a crossover cable.

2- I'd like the win95 pc to be able to browse a vfat partition I have on my linux pc and use the printer (Lexmark Z-43).

I'm very mixed-up on how to do this.
How do I configure my eth1 on linux and my ethernet card on win95?
Do I have to setup a proxy or router?
I already installed Apache and Samba but I'm unsure on how to configure them properly. I already tried to share my internet connection using mandrake control center but it didn't work. I'm newbie to linux

Thank you for your help
 
Old 03-08-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
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I don't like mdk very much, I find it messy. I won't give you instruction on how to manually change network configuration and firewall, since some mdk magic would likely bring it back or worse
However, I can give you some hints about sharing files:
1. Apache is a http server, it has little to do with file sharing.
2. Samba config file is /etc/samba/smb.conf. You should set security=share to allow win95 to connect, then add exports following the given examples. Avoid spaces in exported names (the ones in brackets[]). Remember to modify "workgroup" to match win95 one.
3. Add the network printer in win95 as a "postscript printer"

PS: If win95 machine is much slower than the other, you may use it as a xterm: install a minimal linux system (any distro) with only kernel, basic system tools and xserver, then launch X --query myothermachine after having configured mdk to accept remote connections (run gdmconfig as root).
I have a P3 450Mhz running debian and serving a p75 and a 486 as xterms, plus its own console, smoothlessly.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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I've been able to configure each network cards so each computers can be ping. httpd is running at startup. Now I'm mixed up on how to configure Apache 1.3.28. Do I have to configure proxy (Squid) or something like that?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:00 PM   #4
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If httpd is on the machine phisically connected to the internet, there should be no need for proxies. Try pointing your web browser to http://127.0.0.1
Then you will have to open port 80 on your firewall to make your website visible from outside. I suggest reading one of the many apache howtos you can find here: http://www.google.com/search?q=apach...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
or look for one in your own language
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:27 PM   #5
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I would suggest the following two links. They have a lot of info on setting up Samba.

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/SMB-HOWTO.html
http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba...ook/index.html
 
  


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