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Old 07-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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Smile Viewing Computers on Mixed OS Network


In my continuing education about the Linux OS, I would like to know if it is possible and how, to view all the computers on my network? I know I am connected because I can access the Net and I successfully set up printing on a printer that is connected to another computer on the network. I remember when familiarizing myself with the OS I saw that the network was recognized as a "Windows" network, but did not recognize the computers on it. During setup I was careful to use the same Network name.

Here are some details about my wired network: I have a wired router that has switch ports. Attached to the router is the cable modem, a switch, and a wireless access point. As you can see, I chose this method for adding my wireless devices instead of reconfiguring all my wired computers.

I look forward to the feedback. Thank You!
Old 07-13-2007, 01:15 AM   #2
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What do you mean 'view'?
Can you ping the other systems ok?
Can you ssh in?
Can you email users on other systems?
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I think what's meant is that he is trying to get a listing of all the machines on that network. For instance, under Windows, it's possible to go to "My Network Places" (or whatever, I forget) and see the names / shared directories of any computers on the LAN / windows network. Is that correct, geotev?
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If you are looking for something like network neighborhood look into SMB4K. It is about like it and will let you see your other machines.
Old 07-13-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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Clarification and Samba


I want to view my network from my Linux machine and view the Linux computer from my Windows computers. I heard something about "Samba". Could this be a viable alternative and what does it do?

Thank You.
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Yes Samba is want you want. It will allow the sharing of files between the two. Just add it to the same workgroup as your windows machines. It will even work on Domains and allows authentication against a controller or act as a controller itself.

Very easy to configure. Lots of questions about samba setup on this forum, just use the search feature and type in samba.

Hope it helps some.

[edited] Because I cannot spell correctly today.

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Old 07-13-2007, 11:24 AM   #7
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I used for samba should give that a try


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