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Old 06-28-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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How to see MSHome network

I have Fedora Core 1 on my computer.I have it on a home network with three Windows computers(one ME one 2000 and one XP Home) a router and a DSL modem.

I am able to surf the web with Mozilla but I would like to be able to access files on my other computers.In a "How to" book it says click on your home icon.Wipe out the address line and enter "smb://windowshost" where windows host is the name of a windows host or server.I entered one of my Windows computers name.

My home network is just MShome I assume that is peer-peer(?).

I get a error that no such computer name is present.

1)Does this method work a Windows home network
2)Do I need to add anything to my Windows computer
3)Can Linux probe for Windows computers.Like Windows Network Wizard does?
Old 06-28-2004, 04:37 PM   #2
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1. The command works once you have Samba installed and configured on Linux. Do you have it installed and configured?

2. The windoze computers need networking configured. You should have all the code installed. Have a look at this document to see how to configure various flavors of windoze.

Chapter 3 and 5 cover it all.

3. There is a program called LinNeighboroughood that can "scan" the network. It will report the configured windows boxes.
Old 06-28-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Cliff.I will check this out when I get off work.

Man it must be nice being able to see a Leaf game when every you want to.

I know my my Windows are all configured with the Windows Wizard and the SMD doesn't seam to mention anything not installed.It must be in the configuration.I appreciate the link.
Old 06-28-2004, 06:53 PM   #4
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Upgrade to Fedora Core 2 if possible, SMB browsing works much better there (you click Computer -> Windows Network) and it's more reliable.

You may need to disable the firewall for now. This is a known problem - if the firewall is active you will not be able to browse Windows networks.


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