Re: Networking w/ Win98
Hi, Set your outlook express to fold after 72 chars, please.
1. You need to set network protocol to TCP/IP for WIN9x.
NETbios over TCP/IP is the protocol to use for Win9x/NT anyway.
NETBEUI will not work with Linux. This is depreciated even for
Win only network.
IPX should work with Linux with proper configuration but do not bother.
Following are step-by-step instruction
(I use Japanese Win98 so minor details may be wrong.)
Rightclick Network computer on desktop and select property.
Delete NETBEUI and IPX if exist
Add Service->MICROSOFT->Network service
2. Easiest way to share file/printer between Linux and MS world is
Through SMB protocol run on TCP/IP.
It is native for MS world so no need to set any.
You need SAMBA for Linux to connect with SMB. Read SMB-HOWTO
3. NFS is nice for communicating with Linux/Unix/BSD world.
4. For official HOWTO, see www.linuxdoc.org
Your question was one of the better written ones as newbie. So be proud!
On Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 09:42:42AM -0500, DSC Lithuania wrote:
> Okay, I have my system up, my ethernet NIC installed, and am getting to like this.
> However, I was playing with the network utilities, trying to figure out how to link to our local Win95/98
> Ethernet-10 network, and having little to no success. Part of the reason, I suspect, is that the Win95/98
> network has NetBeui / SPX-IPX protocols (some also have TCP/IP, though that is currently useless ),
> whereas my Linux system looks like it wants NFS. Now, I did install TCP/IP with the Linux box as its
> own domain name server.
> So anyhow, I'm wondering: what's the best way to get Linux boxes linked to Win boxes? And is there
> a good HOWTO on Networking with Linux/Unix? (also related... where can I get to a web-based list of
> I'm sorry I'm such a newbie; but I have only two books on Linux with me, and 2 books on the generalities
> of networks, so I have to ask questions.
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