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Old 12-13-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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Another Newbie Mandrake question

I am working with Mandrake 9.2 on one pc, but I have other pc's set up on a windown network throughout my place. How do I setup the linux machine so that it is viewable from my windows XP machine without FTP'ing in. I can go out over the internet and back through a secure shell FTP, but I would much rather go back and forth directly from one machine to the next. any ideas?

Old 12-13-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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Are your machines running on a reasonably secure network with firewall to the public internet? If so, you could use Samba to share files/folders (and printers) from your Linux computer. This is a Linux implementation of the Windows sharing.

I'm not familiar with Mandrake (I'm using RedHat) but someone else sure can tell you how to set it up.

Good luck!
Old 12-13-2003, 02:29 AM   #3
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Simply open up Konqueror. Go to your home directory, right click on the files or directories you want to share. Choose Properties, then click on the 3rd Tab - Local Net Sharing. You can then configure your sharing by hitting the Configure File Sharing Button.


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