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Old 07-06-2003, 03:36 PM   #1
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Question how to setup the network

Im totally new to Linux and wanted to build up a LAN @ home. The problem is, Ive got 2 computers with windows 9x, and I've no idea how to setup the network, so we can share docuemtns and printers. I mean like in Windows the Network neighbourhood or something like that. Where can I make such things in gnome (using RedHat 8.0)
Old 07-06-2003, 04:10 PM   #2
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That's a very open-ended question. There are many different way to set up a home network.

Regardless, if you want to a Linux machine to talk with one or more Windows machines, then you need to read up on Samba. It will allow you to share files and printers. There is a wealth of documentation and tutorials since it's quite a common thing to do.

As for getting a graphical network-neighborhood-like interface, I used LinNeighborhood once. I got rid of it later because I got rid of all the machines that used Windows...

Good luck!
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Setting up a home network with internet sharing is pretty basic since they all use the same principals, but 2 share files and printers try setting up "SAMBA", a good place 2 go 4 it is linked on the post above.
Old 07-07-2003, 08:07 PM   #4
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Dark_Helmet & dejan_j I'll try it.

Thnx a lot


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