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Old 08-03-2002, 05:54 AM   #1
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Question Networking Question

Hi. I am new to the linux world, but am learning fast. My question is this. How can I set up the network.. on my Redhat 7.2 to see my home network that my Windows computers is on. Basicly.. how can I make the computers see each other. Secondly, if my friend gets Linux on his computer.. (Redhat 7.2+). How could we connect to each other and chat with the talk feature. Do I have to know his IP specifily to connect. He has Cable... and I have DSL. Will this be a problem? Any help on anything related to my question would help! Thanks. =)

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Old 08-03-2002, 06:09 AM   #2
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I would suggest you chat in exactly the same way you would with Windows - LICQ, GAIM or Yahoo Messenger. If you're on an LAN via a router or some such, you could use talk but it's easier to use a meesenger.

Old 08-03-2002, 11:19 AM   #3
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If you have samba? It can share your linux path with windows boxes on your LAN.

Test by typing cmd:

service smb restart



If you config samba correctly, your windows neighbour can read and write your path, /tmp for instance, via windows network neighbour.

Maybe this will be helpful, search this furum for more.


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