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Old 07-28-2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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connection to network via inet and router

Hey there!

I have a question:

I want to connect to a friend's Windows network. I'm sure I have to use Samba but I don't know how to set it up correctly.

The connection should be like that:

My computer (Mandrake 10) -> Internet -> Router (at friend's home) -> Network (at friend's home)

Do you think there is a way to manage it?

Would be nice if someone could tell me how.

Thanks alot

Old 07-28-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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to be able to mount smb(windows) shares you'll have to install the smbclient uilities. these normaly are already on your distribution. i'm not sure if kernel support for smb is also needed to mount those. finally there are tools for kde/gnome/whatever you can use to connect.

[anyway - this is no good idea in terms of security! i'll recommend using something like vnc or even a tunneled (ipsec?) connection instead. another (easy) solution would be to set up an ftp-server on one side and use that for exchanging files.]

sl mritch.
Old 07-28-2004, 11:44 AM   #3
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suse 9.1 , went to yast > network card->.. details like in Windows ip's and stuff, workgroup..) and finally I could see the other pc's (the shared folders [win 98], with win 2k I had problem)
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If all you want to do is transfer files you can use ssh.

or you can setup a virtual private network:

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