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Old 08-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Can't find network


Using Ubuntu 8.04 and want to join my lan at home (2 more computers [Windows]) and a USB HDD. But I just can't find my way. Have opened

System/Admin/Network, and
System/Admin/Network Tools

but still cannot figure out how to reach the other computers (I know their IP #'s and can ping them, but just cannot seem to add them.

Can anyone either refer me to a very basic linux network configuration tutorial or step me through it? TIA

Also may have a network place name incompatibility. Both of my windows computers shows Mshome for one area and Workgroup for the linux computer and the USB HDD, and unsure if this is a problem or one go them needs to be changed to the same as the other?

And, 'ifconfig' gives you the ip# of the computer you are on. Is there a shell command that interrogates all other devices on the network and returns their ip #'s?

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Old 08-08-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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Take a look at samba
 
Old 08-08-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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You can edit /etc/hosts directly, like this:
Quote:
127.0.0.1 localhost
192.168.1.100 Selena.Arcturus.net Selena # ip -- fully-qualified-domain-name -- short name
192.168.1.101 Durindana.Arcturus.net Durindana
192.168.1.102 Bradamante.Arcturus.net Bradamante

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts
But as suggested, if they are windows computers, use samba.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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Ermmm, me being a beginner and all..... I have managed to find and open Samba, but it isn't showing me anything helpful and I don't know how to use it.

I was hoping for more of a beginner tutorial that might step me through the basics.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #5
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Take a look at
http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/sambaserver.shtml
Try google
 
Old 08-08-2009, 05:02 PM   #6
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Hi,

'Quick and dirty Samba setup' may aid you.

The above link and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 08-09-2009, 09:01 AM   #7
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Samba looks like something worth spending time learning and I shall. In the meantime, the answer was right under my nose:

Places/network in Ubunutu 8.04

Thanks all.
 
  


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