LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-07-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
CyberLord_7
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 69

Rep: Reputation: 15
How do I set up a network connection to OSX?


I have a Mac Mini running OSX and I want to connect it to my Linux box. The only home network I have ever set up was between two Windows boxes, so I need a little help in this regard.
I expect the explanation would be very long so if someone knows of a website that leans towards newbies for this information please leave a link.

Thank you

CyberLord_7
 
Old 03-07-2006, 09:42 AM   #2
J_K9
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Slackware 11, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Posts: 700

Rep: Reputation: 30
On OS X, join the workgroup "WORKGROUP" - no WINS server is required (see the link for details on how to do it).

On Linux, you have to edit the file /etc/samba/smb.conf - that link will aid you quite nicely. Change the workgroup line to "workgroup = WORKGROUP" and then alter any other configurations you want. I recommend you download and install Smb4k (if it isn't already) - it's a pretty Samba network browser, so that'll make connecting to your Mac much easier.

Best of luck,

-jk

Ps. I advise you ugrade to a newer distro (like Mandriva 2006) which brings newer applications and is easier to configure? I know Mandriva 2006 is a breeze to set up. Just my opinion
 
Old 03-07-2006, 02:59 PM   #3
CyberLord_7
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 69

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
J K9, thank you for the helpful links. The OSX link was very straighforward. The Samba link was...hmmmm, a mouthful.

CyberLord_7
 
Old 03-07-2006, 03:29 PM   #4
J_K9
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Distribution: Slackware 11, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Posts: 700

Rep: Reputation: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyberLord_7
The Samba link was...hmmmm, a mouthful.
Hehe - glad you got it working though.

It is much easier to connect to workgroups in newer versions of KDE - you'd be surprised. You could update to KDE 3.5 if it's available in your repositories (if they're still active); it's brilliant eye candy

Cheers,

-jk
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mac osx problems with linux samba after switching network interfaces cruiserparts Linux - Networking 2 01-22-2006 07:41 PM
Mixed Linux, WinXP, Mac OSX network regorbro Linux - Networking 2 07-30-2005 12:45 AM
Sharing OSX Modem connection with SUSE lloyd_smart Linux - Networking 2 04-27-2005 11:28 AM
Routing network connection to OSX via a SuSE box shankar13 Linux - Networking 2 09-02-2004 12:12 PM
How do i install a network card/drivers or set up internet connection sharing? Daz155HGT Linux - Newbie 1 04-20-2004 05:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration