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Old 05-25-2003, 01:57 PM   #1
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Home LAN using Mandrake and Windows


I have a LAN with 4 comps: Linux Mandrake, win 98, win XP and an other which changes all the time (the ginny-pig one!). I am using a SMC Barricade router and there is no problems with the Lan nor the Net access. However, I want to be able to see the computers within the Network, like we do in the Network Neigborhoods in Windows, I want Linux to share my printer which is on my XP comp.

All this is a lot of work, but you see the purpose is really good, I want to migrate my LAN toward Linux but I got to learn it while I keep working!

I am somewhat new to Linux but I am a comp tecky dude, so do not worry if there is a lot of material I got to figure out! I am Linux lover and comp passionated!

Old 05-25-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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Network Neigborhoods in Windows
= LinNeighbourhood, if you're looking for a GUI

You need to be searching the web for Samba

Old 05-25-2003, 02:35 PM   #3
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yeah looks like you need to install Samba on your Linux boxes (for windows to be able to see your linux box). I think with Linux you should be able to see/mount your windows computers/partitions.
You can also share your printer through Samba.

One other thing, Samba comes for both win/Linux so you can install it on either side. But you definitely need it for windows to be able to communicate with Linux. Try have everything you need. Its very easy to setup and here if you have problems.
Old 05-25-2003, 03:58 PM   #4
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sure, samba it a good option,inredhat konqueror browser supprts samba i.e.e u can see other machine in windows inthe browser after samba has been configured also it is very easy to install,just edit the /etc/smb.conf file ,add samba users, restart samba and it is done.
Old 05-30-2003, 05:20 PM   #5
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Thankyou very much for all the replies, I appreciate. Learning Samba is now on my weekly planning!



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