I have problems with my network...
situation is this
there are two computer at home
1. Red Hat 9.0 Samba installed, gateway to the other computer for internet connection
2. A win XP pro thingie connected to the Linux by a direct ethernet cable connection, no hub !
Samba was working pretty fine excpet windows wasn't able to see Linux files because some error like "access denied , autentication error bla bla" I guess this is a common poblem for samba users trying to share with Win Xp pro. I tried to set iptables such that I would allow all pakcages from the winXP's ip, its IP was set as 192.168.0.2 so I learned that I had to write
iptables -A INPUT -s 192.168.0.2 -j ACCEPT
after that probles arised, before I wrote this command I was able to ping WinXP but after this command I lost connection with that I couldn't ping that WinXP anymore. So I wrote
to return everything back, I thought this would work
iptables -D INPUT -s 192.168.0.2 -j ACCEPT
but it didn't I am still unable to ping WinXP...
most important then others, I still don't know why? but I cannot login to my X server, it gives an error like,
check your configuration, try to login with a failsafe session and solve the problem
an error like this
In guess I will close all iptables off, I created a thread called iptables but there wasn't sufficent answers for that. Is IP tables a firewall. Aren't there other firewalls which are easier to use..
thanks for the coming answers !