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Old 02-21-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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changed hostname now problems

I am trying to network my linux machine with a windows Me machine. My host name is now localhost.localdomain and I can't seem to connect to it from the ME machine. I tried //localhost/user and //localhost.localdomain/[user], but to no avail so I thought maybe my hostname is bad because my router doens't pick up a hostname from me.

1. I guess there are two questions, am I somehow hiding my hostname from the network?

2. Why when I change my hostname, can I not open programs until I change it back to its original settings?

I do have samba daemons runnings
Old 02-21-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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What do you have for your computers name in your samba config file? That is what you need to use, or use just your IP
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ME didn't like the idea of the ip, but what name in the config do you mean? The server string?


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