OK I am a complete novice at Linux! But I am very keen to learn!
Please be gentle with me if I ask a stupid question its purely because I dont have a clue.
I have 2 computers Number 1 machine is configured with Win XP PRO.
Number 2 Has a fresh install of Mandrake 9.0.
Both have Nics installed and I am able to ping either of the machines from the other.
At this point in time i am not interested in sharing the internet connection. My plans are this I would like to be able to set the network up so that I can use the Linux machine as a file/storage server. HOW do I do this????
I have configured both systems with static ips and the same subnet mask. But that is as far as my limited knowledge takes me.
Any help is much appreciated as I am very keen to come to grips with Linux.