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Old 09-14-2001, 05:21 PM   #1
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Talking Finally able to network Win2k to Linux

I am very new to Linux so being when I first tried to get my win2k machine to see the linux machine it didn't work. I am happy to say that with a little research I was able to get Win2k Pro networked with Red Hat 7.1 Linux Workstation. I only posted this because I have spent about 2 weeks trying to get it to work so I am very happy that I was able to trouble shoot my first Linux problem. On to the next challenges...
Old 09-14-2001, 06:42 PM   #2
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Unhappy Madrake & W2k

How did you do it ! I am a very very very newbie also. I 've got W2 Advance Server & a Mandrake 8.0 box. W2 is set up as aserver allocating IP address (DHCP), I've pinged the W2 from the Linux box, but cannot get it to actually see anything ! help.
Old 09-14-2001, 06:51 PM   #3
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First you need samba to be started. To check that I believe the command is ps -x | grep mbd. You should have smbd and nmbd started. If it's not type samba start. You might want to look at the man pages for samba by typing in man samba. There is a few things in the /etc/samba/smb.conf file that need to be configured as well. Let me know if that helps at all.
Old 09-19-2001, 07:27 AM   #4
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Yes, there are a lot of options you might have to change, and I think one of them is making sure that it is using the right protocol to transmit data.

I use TCP/IP, but since I recently hooked up a Netware 5.0 server, I wanted ALL machines to see themselves, so I installed IPX/SPX protocol, which is Novell's standard for Netware, but works great under Linux.



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