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Old 01-07-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
blackpearl_cyru
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Help Me With NetWorking!


I had some few problems. I have posted in Newbie thingy..but No one cared to answer... so I reposted in here. I am Using Fedora v10.

The Question is this:

- I would like to know how to make a LAN connetion? I mean, there is three different OS in my room and I would like to make connection with them. I do not know how to make it. So please help me!

ps: for the moderator, if my doing is wrong...then before locking this posting, pls help me!
 
Old 01-07-2005, 04:01 AM   #2
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I guess noone is really willing to help me with this!! *sigh* I guess I have to find it out myself!!
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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You don't supply enough information... What are these 3 OS'es... do you have a router/switch/hub? Do you intend on using wireless or wired networking? Do you want file/print sharing?

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I guess I have to find it out myself!!
Searching wouldn't be a bad start. Or, just take a look in the Linux-Networking forum, and read a few articles. Also, we have plenty of Networking Tutorials which may answer your questions.


Enjoy!

Last edited by scuzzman; 01-07-2005 at 05:16 AM.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 12:53 AM   #4
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I want to file sharing like in WIndows Network Neighbourhood!
3 OS are: Linux Fedora, XP, and Fedora
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:06 AM   #5
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You will need a program called Samba. I don't know how to use it or I'd help.
 
Old 01-10-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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I just started using LinNeighborhood on my Fedora 3 box and have found it very helpful in viewing/accessing shares in my Windows domain.

Here is a link to a website with rpm versions of LinNeighborhood
http://dag.wieers.com/packages/linneighborhood/
or
go directly to this page and download the tar file
http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/download/index.html
then follow the instructions here: http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/faq/index.html#faq1
Make sure you have c complier, like gcc and Smbmnt must be installed setuid root. go here to find out what I'm talking about because I don't fully understand it
http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/faq/index.html#faq9
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
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Whoa, I'm going to completely overlook the double post, but don't do it in the future.

As for the help networking, you really need some basics first, because if you have any problems, you won't have a clue where to begin troubleshooting.

Connecting more than 2 boxes requires some sort of "Hub". This can be in the form of a router, a switch or a computer acting as one of these (such as a Linux router). These devices have multiple plugs on them, the plugs are of the RJ45 type, or CAT5, or NIC, or Ethernet.... I can't think of another term you might call it, but it's the fatter plug, fatter than your standard "phone cable".
They route the traffic to and from the boxes for you. The rest is taken care of via software, as mentioned above, SAMBA is 1 solution of a few you have available. Samba can be quite daunting for a newbie, especially one who doesn't have networking concepts understood very well. Luckily there are a few frontends to handle it for you, such as webmin or Swat (never used either, but would assume they are slightly friendlier than tacking the smb.conf directly).

Get your physical network situation figured out first, then look into SAMBA and NFS. The easiest route to go, for the physical network side of things is a cheap router, you can grab a solid Linksys BEFSR41 for less than the cost of a tasty meal at The Outback The things are truly plug and play, requiring very little (any?) modification for LAN setups.

Good Luck!

Cool
 
Old 01-10-2005, 07:01 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by IchBin
You will need a program called Samba. I don't know how to use it or I'd help.


A keyword to search for is better than nothing I suppose

Cool
 
Old 01-11-2005, 04:08 AM   #9
blackpearl_cyru
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MasterC;

Thanx for the warning and Thank you again for helping me with the explanations. At the moment, since we do not have any Internet Connection, we have Peer-to-Peer connections.
I somehow started the samba connection..by reading the FC1 Bible..i can see my Bro's PC but when I double click on it..it says to open with the appropriate software or something like that! and as for my brother, he manage to open mine...but doesn't have full access to my desktop!!

Last edited by blackpearl_cyru; 01-11-2005 at 04:17 AM.
 
Old 01-11-2005, 09:51 AM   #10
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Yeah, SAMBA isn't exactly the easiest thing to completely understand at first, but if you play with it a bit, change some settings and see how they work, you might get a feel for the options (that and of course read the SAMBA manual put out by OReilly, I believe it's even in their open book library, meaning it's completely (?) free).

Cool
 
Old 01-11-2005, 11:30 AM   #11
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the Samba suite of programs is nothing more than an opensource implementation of M$ SMB protocols so that Linux machines can talk to windoze machines. It isn't like having access to run apps on someone else's desktop. Those apps exist (in one form or another), but Samba isn't designed for that.

try typing:
man smb
in a console to read the man page for smb.conf. It is a very large man page, 8482 lines of information... AND it's completely free.
 
  


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