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Old 09-05-2003, 07:11 AM   #1
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Question Home Network

I have a home network (windows computers) (uses linksys wireless router + ethernet asdl modem), can share files between the various computers.

I would like to install a Linux only desktop, connect via ethernet cable to router. Would I be able to use file sharing between this computer and the others? ( I.e can the windows computer see the linux computer and access files and vice versa, as it working at the moment)

Old 09-05-2003, 07:40 AM   #2
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Use Samba.
That way because of the network files/connections, even printers can be shared between a Windows and a Linux computer.
Old 09-05-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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if you need any help setting up your /etc/samba/smb.conf let us know


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