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Old 07-19-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Windows and Linux Networking


Hi,
I have been using linux for about a year now and i havn't really looked into networking before because i have only had one PC, but now i managed to get hold of a old box.
i dont really know where to start, i did a google on the subject and the program "samba" came up alot.
what i want from this network is basic file transfering, i'am intrested in network security and exploitation etc.. so i want to "penertration test" variour operating systems and learn about exploiting and how to prevent it. (safest way i thought)
if someone could point me in the right direction on how to do this i would be very greatful

Thanks for your time
- Jason
 
Old 07-19-2004, 06:44 PM   #2
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hi Jason1, welcome to lq. for file and printer sharing you'll be needing the samba, you can find everything you need including software and documentation here

http://www.samba.org/

you may also want to do some reading on basic networking fundamentals here

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/

http://www.netfilter.org/documentati...entation-howto

for network security may i suggest the excellent security references here at lq's security forum, put together by our own users. you can find it here

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45261

hope some of that helps. the folks here at lq are more than happy to help.
good luck.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 08:22 PM   #3
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You will only need Samba if you are trying to do file and print sharing with Windows machines.

If you plan on running only Linux, Samba isn't required.
 
Old 07-19-2004, 11:50 PM   #4
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Re: Windows and Linux Networking

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Originally posted by Jason1
Hi,
I have been using linux for about a year now and i havn't really looked into networking before because i have only had one PC, but now i managed to get hold of a old box.
i dont really know where to start, i did a google on the subject and the program "samba" came up alot.
what i want from this network is basic file transfering, i'am intrested in network security and exploitation etc.. so i want to "penertration test" variour operating systems and learn about exploiting and how to prevent it. (safest way i thought)
if someone could point me in the right direction on how to do this i would be very greatful

Try The Linux Network Administrators Guide. It's a long reading, but worth each minute you spend on it.
 
  


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