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Old 01-12-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Question Some networking questions to start me off...

Hello all,

Newbie here, having just installed Fedora a few days ago. Some questions, if you can help me:

1. I am on a local network with three other windows machines and a switch. How do I see the shared folders of the other windows machines?

2. We share a printer, which is configured on a windows machine in the network. How do I use that printer?

3. We're also sharing a cable internet service with a static IP address. How do I SSH into my machine from elsewhere?

Thanks a lot!
Old 01-12-2004, 01:06 PM   #2
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I don't know about question number 2, but as far as number1
you can type:
in konquer (a web browser) and you should be able to see the files on the other computers.
You can place them in you filesystem (while physically still on the other computers. this is a commen linux thing it is known as mounting) with the command:
smbmount //computer//shared_directory //mnt/some_place.

hope this helps an that it is not too confusing.
and welcome to the free world.
Old 01-12-2004, 05:33 PM   #3
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To expand on lone_nut's answer, you need to install and configure Samba or smb. That will allow you to a) access windows shared folders and b) print to windows shared printers.

Now, ssh'ing into your computers might be tricky. you have to understand that eventhough you share cable internet service, every computer on subnetwork has its own ip. i am positive you are using some sort of a router for net access where all your computers are connected to. SSH requests come on port 22 (by default, its changeable to any port really), therefore you just have to setup port forwarding on the router so that any request on ssh allocated port that comes to your static ip address is forwarded and handled by your linux box. its fairly simple IF you know what to do.

Good luck.
Old 01-12-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! I will try this tonight and post again with, I'm sure, more question

its fairly simple IF you know what to do.
I'm sure this is true of most things
Old 01-12-2004, 06:06 PM   #5
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Hi guys I am haveing some simerlar networking problems.

How do I share a folder to other Windows machines from my Linux machine.

I am running Redhat 8.0


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