Simple Networking Tutorial?
Well, guys...I think I've finally gotten the hang of linux, and feel very comfortable using it. SO....it's now time to move up a level--Networking. My wife has a win2k machine, myself a debian (usually in KDE, but tease w/ all of them)...both connected to the net through the usual linksys. I would like to be able to access a shared folder on her pc through mine....much like you would usual do so through Network Neighborhood (she is set up as workgroup and not domain). I hear Samba everywhere, and I have it set up to run the daemons at startup...but, where do I go from here? Something to do w/ LinNeighborhood? I'm looking for a GUI approach to get started...then to move to command line. Is there a simple tutorial on the net or somewhere that I am missing? Any help would be appreciated!
If you got the Samba stuff installed, chances are that you have SWAT (the Samba Web Administration Tool). To find out, point your browser to http://localhost:901/ and see if you get a login. Login as root, and you should have a nice web GUI to administer your shared folders and whatnot.
However, getting at (and mounting) shared folders from an XP box is somewhat trickier. I've been struggling with it for a while and haven't reached satisfactory results. If your two machines are networked through a hub or router, then the first step is solved; you should probably try a number of simpler tests to be sure the two computers can see each other, though. There's a good introductory Networking Overview that you may want to look into before you work on sharing files and whatnot.
The best Samba resource I know of is Using Samba, available for free from O'Reilly's website.
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