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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.
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."
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.
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.
Originally posted by jbl_pooh 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).