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Old 09-22-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
justin23
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Red face Fedora+7 and Win XP pro network/server?


What's up ppl.
? for all of you and I hope you can help me out. I'm def. a Noob at this whole linux thing dont' get me wrong I love it and I want to learn more so some input would be much appreciated so now with that intro out of the way here's my problem. I have Fedora 7 and Windows XP on 2 other computers the one with Fedora+7 I want to make that my Main Server and network my other 2 windows boxes to that server or if that's not possible at least network my other two windows boxes to my linux one so they can at least share files and so forth. if you need my system specs for all my systems just let me know. like I said any help would be awesome at this point. Thank you in advance. ^.^
 
Old 09-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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if all you want to do is share files from the fedora box, samba is one way you can go. Pretty easy to setup, edit smb.conf to specify which files to share, start smbd, connect to the shares from the xp boxes using one of the various ways windows accomplishes this.

~$man smb.conf
~$man smbd
~$man smbpasswd

when you say "network" the 2 xp boxes, do you mean that you want the fedora box to act as a firewall, so the xp boxes go through the fedora box to get to the internet? If that is so, perhaps you should explain more how everything is setup, i.e. are you already behind a router and using private ip's? In any case, iptables is something you might want to look into.
 
Old 09-23-2007, 01:41 PM   #3
justin23
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oh Thanks man and yes to answer your question I am behing a Linksys wrt54gs and yes I want the Fedora box to act as the gateway so to speak. so if you could explain that cuz i'm retarted that would be awesome thanks again.
 
  


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