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Old 01-26-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
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Networking Suse 10 and XP Professional


Hello everyone,
I am trying to network Suse 10 and xp Pro so that I can read and transfer files to and fro. My problem is that I am not sure what to ask as I am a complete newbie to linux and Suse. I am an experienced windows XP user but Linux uses a completely different language (and mindset!)so here goes.
Firstly my XP and Suse systems are connected via LAN cables and both systems have all the latest and greatest updates. I have Samba installed. I managed to figure out (after a day scratching my head) that I need Samba to talk to my windows system. Both systems are able to access the internet, no probs but neither can 'see the other'. I have configured zonealam on my XP system to allow my Suse system access. I have tried to read a lot of Samba info but to be frank it all is a bit beyond me. I have more questions but perhaps you may be able to guide me in some sort of direction.
By the way, Suse 10 is magnificent so far. I love the simple setup procedures (at least before I got to the network saga)and it saw all my bits and pieces no probs - what a Operating system!!!
Hope you can help.
Thank you
Jan

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Old 01-27-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions

You can configure Samba using Yast.

The documentation for SuSe10 can be found here:
http://www.novell.com/documentation/...dminguide.html


Then go to >services >samba >configuring a samba server with Yast

Good luck with the

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 01-27-2006, 06:40 PM   #3
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Thank you,
My XP system and Suse 10 system can now "see" each other on the network. I also selected Service Start During Boot and not the default 'Manually' (I don't know how to start the service 'Manually')but still nothing until I selected 'Open Port in Firewall' then both systems could see each other.

The problem I have now is that when I attempt to actually see what is in my workgroup folder (on my Suse 10 system) within the Windows Network a message comes up 'Error Displaying Folder'...'The folder content could not be displayed' and on my XP system I can 'see' Linux and Groups,netlogon,profiles,users,printers and faxes but each time I try to look into any of these folders XP asks me for a username and password to 'Connect to Linux Site'

I enter my passwords (at this stage I have used one username and one password for everything on my suse system) but these are rejected. I have no probs getting into yast2 with my password (via the 'administrator (root) privelage is required' log on box). I think that this has all got something to do with the firewall and maybe 'local security' in the Yast control center. I am able to get into all my local folders on my Suse system (except for 'root' which has a red cross - I thought that when I fired up the system and logged on as administrator I had full access to everything but maybe not so) but not when I try to access them via the network on my suse system.
hope this all makes some sense
Cheers
Jan
 
Old 01-28-2006, 12:13 AM   #4
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day 2 with suse 9.3 pro for me. i got it networked with xp. same steps as described in novells documentation linked to above. one thing, though. i can see xp files from linux box, but not vice versa. im used to "\\computer\drive\folder" format. what do i need to type to see linux box and folders? i'll keep reading, too.

jan... the password prompt is probably cause samba client is set to user level. i set mine to share level to get used to it.
...but, then again, im no linux expert... yet!
 
Old 01-28-2006, 12:19 AM   #5
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also jan, samba has a seperate password. k menu\control center\local network browsing. below that menu is where the samba client is.
 
Old 01-28-2006, 02:42 AM   #6
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You can also check out these links, they will give you an idea of whats going on behind the GUI curtains. (reading it often makes it's easier to get the setup right, even if you are using a GUI setup)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Networking
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Samba

 
Old 01-29-2006, 02:56 AM   #7
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thanks antiloaded i figured out what i was missing. i can now see both ways.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 12:13 AM   #8
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I have the EXACT same situation that was initially posted (although I have not installed samba yet). I now see a light and will do something about it after I get some sleep. Thanks for the direction!!!
 
  


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