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Old 08-17-2004, 04:10 PM   #1
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Can I access a FC2 computer from XP over a LAN?


Or any other windows machine for that matter? Is there something I need to install on either side? Or is this something that's just never done?

Thanks,

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:19 PM   #2
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Depends on what you mean by 'access'. Take a look at SSH and TightVNC.

http://www.tightvnc.com/
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:43 PM   #3
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and if you mean access your files, you'll need samba (or ftp server, etc.) on your FC2 machine.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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Was just after something simple to drag and drop files and look at the directory structure. VNC is used here a lot, but I was thinking of something like a protocol or package I can just install on my linux box to make it mimic a win box, like nautilus but in the reverse direction.

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Old 08-17-2004, 04:50 PM   #5
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That sounds like Samba to me.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:05 PM   #6
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Hey great that is what I was looking for! Thanks very much

-D
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:35 AM   #7
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Oki Samba was just what I needed. If there are any complete newbies out there like me then Samba was a package already on my FC2 services list, and I just had to install it (needed disk 1). Now I can see my linux box from a windows 98 machine.

I have one problem though, I can see the linux box listed from the network neighborhood on my XP machine, but I cannot open or look in the computer. Its called LocalHost, and its not even asking for my password (which 98 did).

THis is the message:


"\\Localhost is not accissible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

You were not connected because a duplicated name exists on the network. Go to System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again."

If anyone knows what to do please let me know.

And thanks!

DeanB
 
Old 08-18-2004, 01:46 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by deanbrown3d
If anyone knows what to do please let me know.
that would be: RTM.

the first problem is that you have two or more computers with a default "localhost" network ID, so first you need to address that. then you'll have to set up your smb.conf file for sharing. plenty of resources out there for that, including
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=jump&bmid=558 and
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=jump&bmid=557
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:13 PM   #9
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I have successfully configured Samba twice to work with 98 SE. Currently, I am working on configuring Samba for Windows 2000. I have discovered that Samba will have to be configured differently for Windows 2000 to work. In regard to your question, I am curious to know if this isn't the case with XP as well. In other words, can one Samba config service XP and 2000? Here are two articles that I have found, but have not read as of this post. (I am at work). Let me know if this helps.

(BTW, I am sure that you don't need to follow all the steps here as you already have Samba installed)
http://www.developer.com/open/articl...10930_630891_1

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/arc...p/t-19967.html
 
Old 08-18-2004, 02:34 PM   #10
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i can access my linux shares on my win2k server, on my XP/slackware laptop, and on my old 98SE laptop, all using the same smb.conf file, obviously. hope that helps answer your question.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 03:47 PM   #11
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hope that helps answer your question.
That does. Thanks!!!!
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:18 AM   #12
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I prefer using SSH to drag-and-drop files to my linux boxes. You can use a GUI SSH Client in windows that has SFTP built right in. I'm not too sure about Samba, but SSH can be tightened down pretty well.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:43 AM   #13
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I prefer using SSH to drag-and-drop files to my linux boxes. You can use a GUI SSH Client in windows that has SFTP built right in. I'm not too sure about Samba, but SSH can be tightened down pretty well.
what's the name of it? i'd like to try it out (the gui ssh client).
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:45 AM   #14
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I use WinSCP and PuTTY on a daily basis at work and at home.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:47 AM   #15
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It's just called SSH Secure Shell Client. You can get it from www.ssh.com under their downloads section. It's the one that's free.
 
  


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