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Old 02-01-2002, 12:03 PM   #1
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Hi All,
After a long hard struggle i finally got my laptop connected to the internet, the Xircom pcmcia ethernet card just wouldn't be recognized so i resorted to getting a D-Link. Anyways my laptop is part of my home network and i read on one of the posts that you can browse the network with LinNeighborhood and Samba. Can anyone give me some pointers on how to set this up. Explicit commands would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanks .

p.s The other machines on my home network run win 98.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:11 PM   #2
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if you're only browsing the network, just run the program and just add the servers as you wish
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:21 PM   #3
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Randall,

Lin Neighborhood is very easy to use. Just untar the binary and copy it to the /usr/bin directory and run LinNeighborhood.

You will need to have samba configured and running.

You will have to specify a master browser for your network so that all your PC's will show up in the list. You could also just add all your computer to the list manualy using the menu bar in LinNeighborhood.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 12:48 PM   #4
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Well believe it or not i actually did put the binary in the usr/bin that came intuitively however what didn't come intuitively was to type LinNeighborhood. Go figure. Ok I have that part running i'm not sure about the samba part thoug, to begin with i'm not eve sure i am running it or even have it. you know whati mean? Thanks for the help guy
 
Old 02-01-2002, 01:01 PM   #5
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i can see the folders but i can't get to the stuff inside. And ofcourse those computers can't see mine on the network. Is this all Samba related? I guess i am running the Samba Client but i know nothing about configuring it
 
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.....

samba is like a ftp.run smbclient //computer_name/directoy_shared;then use get(mget)to copy a file from a win to your linux.
 
Old 02-01-2002, 01:21 PM   #7
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example :

#Setarile de server de fisiere...

[global]
workgroup = p9
netbios name = lalala
server string = My server
security = SHARE
local master = Yes
preferred master = Yes
name resolve order = bcast lmhosts
wins support = yes
domain master = Yes
domain logons = yes
encrypt passwords = Yes
os level =100
interfaces = 192.168.6.1/24
include = /etc/samba/smb.conf.%m
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u

[Retea]
comment = Informatii despre retea
path = /mnt/restu/shares/reteaua
guest ok = Yes
[Filme]
comment = Punem filme... dar nu abuzati.
path = /mnt/restu/shares/filme
guest ok = Yes
[Kit]
comment = Kituri...
path = /mnt/restu/shares/kit
guest ok = Yes
 
Old 02-02-2002, 03:40 PM   #8
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I uh tried configuring samba to thoses sort of setting but i can't seem to see the files on the machines. I keep getting an ERRserv message about an Invalid Network Name in Tree connect,
and i have no idea what that means, Also i was curious about whether or not there is a way for the Win98 machines to access files on my computer.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 08:57 PM   #9
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If I recall, the error message is related to an incorrect machine (host) name. Try the tests and tips on this site to check your configuration.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 12:34 PM   #10
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I can't seem to find the line that allows me to set the NETBIOS server name in the general parameters. i can see that it's blank after running test parm i just can't seem to be able to set it to localhost
 
Old 02-03-2002, 12:37 PM   #11
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Ok nevermind i just inserted the line and it popped up.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 11:52 PM   #12
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So, does this mean life is good now?

 
Old 02-04-2002, 11:20 AM   #13
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Actually , No.
We're no closer than before. and when i downloaded a GUI for samba, ( iknow i know i'm trying to break the GUI habit) and i tried to install it it told me my C compiler couldn't make executables. a gcc error. And now back to the actual problem what it has come down to is that.....i can seem the somputers with both smbclient and linneighborhood, but still no access to the files. I tried trouble shooting like the website said but some of it was a bit too technical. I'm pretty new to the networking arena.....and from what i am reading in the literature i'm guessing that the Windows machine can browse my files also?? so if i do get this up and running.....that'll be another challenge!


 
  


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