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jojojo 05-27-2006 03:21 PM

Problem accessing computer through LAN
I'm connected through LAN with my friends computer. I can access their computer but they cannot access mine. I'm using FC5 and my friends are using Windows XP. What's wrong?

haertig 05-27-2006 03:33 PM

"cannot access" meaning: Can't ping them? Can't share files? What?

If you're trying to access shared files files on the XP box from the Linux box, you need smbclient installed on Linux. If you're trying to share files from Linux to XP, then you need samba installed on Linux. If you're trying to access webservers, ftp servers, etc., you may have firewall issues.

We need more details on what "cannot access" means.

jojojo 05-27-2006 03:48 PM

Oh sorry. What i mean is that they cannot access files in my XP partition. Can they access my XP partition while i'm using FC5?

ethics 05-27-2006 03:49 PM

Only if you mounted it and then used it as a samba share.

Google samba, and how to set it up


man mount
for mounting the drive - for getting NTFS support in FC

Brian1 05-27-2006 03:50 PM

Have you either disabled the firewall if enabled. Or if enabled you can open the ports needed for access. Also you may have to disable SELINUX if enabled as well. Both firewall and selinux can be accessed from the Start Menu Security Level.

Or from the command line. You need to be root to do it asw well. Run the command
service iptables stop


haertig 05-27-2006 03:56 PM

If you decide to mount you NTFS partition and share it via samba, I would recommend mounting and sharing is as readonly. If they must really really really write to it, do some research on NTFS access in Linux to learn the dangers. I believe "captive NTFS" is regarded as the safest way to write NTFS, if you must. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong.

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