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Old 03-31-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Interoperating Slackware with a Windows Network


hello, I have a Slackware 10.2 w/ kernel 2.4 and am connected through a router(just a device, not a computer) to my ISP through DHCP(which works, scince I am being able to post this). Aditionally, we have a network with just windows boxes and I am completely helpless of what to do... I tried with this samba and edited the config file and everything but was unsuccesfull. Maybe samba is not what I need here, I do no t know, but any help or clue would be more than welcome !

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Aditionally, we have a network with just windows boxes and I am completely helpless of what to do...
What you want to do ???

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I tried with this samba and edited the config file and everything but was unsuccesfull. Maybe samba is not what I need here
What are you looking for ???

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:34 PM   #3
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Slackware with a Windows Network

We will definitely need more information about your Windows network. Specifically, which windows are you using and what format are you using on your Windows hard drives/partitions? Last I heard, Samba does not play well with NTFS. Not sure if Samba plays with 64 bit Windows versions either.

Hope this helps, good luck.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 03:19 AM   #4
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well, yes to my bad luck it is windows xp, so if you say samba has bad ntfs support i guess i'm screwed then. about the network, i am afraid i know very little of networks(which i want to change btw.) but at least I can say you it is not more than 4 computers(3 of them running winxp, the other 1 i am not sure but I dont thing that would matter) and they are all conected via ethernet to a router the ISP provided. I just want to be able to access their shared files and them to acces mine...
thank you for your help!
 
Old 04-03-2006, 01:36 PM   #5
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well, yes to my bad luck it is windows xp, so if you say samba has bad ntfs support i guess i'm screwed then
are you sure you have NTFS partions in XP ??? I mean you could have Fat/Fat32 also.....so better confirm that first.

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Old 04-03-2006, 04:36 PM   #6
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...Samba does not play well with NTFS...
I'm not sure where this came from, but it is irrelavant across the network. Linux may have issues with a local NTFS partition, you didn't say you had a local NTFS partition to mount on your system. Using SMB/CIFS (Windows shares) the underlying local partition format makes no difference to the host that connects to it across the network, so it could be FAT or NTFS or even an SGI partition and so long as the local OS (Windows) can share it then remote host (Slackware/Samba) can connect to it.

If you really want to get your Slackware box to see the windows systems and opening up the smb.conf that comes with Slack didn't help, I'd suggest looking over at www.samba.org for a basic Samba howto. And yes, if your goal is to be able to see shares on the Windows systems and possibly even share a folder with them then Samba is the correct tool.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 11:11 PM   #7
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Hi Darin,
thanx for clearing the concept.

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Old 04-04-2006, 01:50 AM   #8
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You need to use and configure Samga to "share" folders between windows and linux. I have/had same exact setup of two or more computers connected to a router. Check the router to see if the router sees both machines. Check windows Workgroup name and specific computer name, and tell/configurer samba. Samba doesn't write the files it requests the computer to do it. To run programs is another thread. To look at docs or pix, must be compatible format such as are standard , jpeg, txt doc tif and so on.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 02:15 AM   #9
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Try searching forum for networking heres one link http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...k_File_Sharing . You may find something more under "Tutorials", specificly networkin tutorials. They are plain as day, and if not, probably doesn't apply
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:43 PM   #10
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hmm all of this is very interesting, but how do I check my router to see if it sees both machines? it is not a pc just a small device. I assume it sees both, since I can connect to the internet via this router and the rest of the computers are in fact connected in a network, i just want to "join" it... aww it feels bad not to know anything about networks ^^;;
 
Old 04-04-2006, 12:56 PM   #11
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well I found out there is another thing I don't understand =(. How do I know/find out what my workgroup is(or the networks workgroup I dont know) and what the Hostname is? :S
 
Old 04-05-2006, 08:27 AM   #12
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Since joining another group, you need access to the windows machines, and look it up under the setups or Network neighborhood. Under linux you can use ping and trace route commands to find and resolve you names.
 
  


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