On 06/04/2011 02:00 AM, William Hopkins wrote:
I opened the suggested url, and read the following intro: "Reader Prerequisites: To get the most from thisOn 06/04/11 at 01:48am, Doug wrote:On 06/04/2011 01:30 AM, William Hopkins wrote:On 06/04/11 at 12:58am, Doug wrote:On 06/03/2011 11:28 PM, William Hopkins wrote:On 06/03/11 at 10:02pm, Ron Johnson wrote:On 06/03/2011 11:43 AM, John A. Sullivan III wrote: [snip]NFS is by far simpler to use in pure Linux environment, Samba is for Windows networks. NFS has no passwords, just install it with apt-get, and declare /etc/exports in the server, and mount the shares in the clients /etc/fstab. That's all it takes.Fine for home environments, but shouldn't an office environment use LDAP for coordinated UID/GID sharing?/snip/ Not to steal the thread, but those who read this probably are the best to advise me. I know nothing about networking, but I would like to set up a peer-to-peer network ...Peer to peer typically refers to filesharing programs. Can you explain what it is you want? I assume you've already got a network up, is it file sharing you mean? If that's so, you probably don't even need samba. Just smbfs/smbclient on the linux clients to read the stuff on the Windows 7 box.No, I don't have a network up. As I said, I really don't know anything about networks.here's the debian networking howto, for your linux machines: http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkConfiguration the important files are /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf you can report back with questions or google a howto or hit up IRC for realtime support...
article, understand the following concepts before reading: basic unix command line tools, text editors,
DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP, netmask, gateway"
I'm not afraid of command line tools and I can use nano or pico, or mc (yes, I've been around
since WordStar days)--vi is a problem--but some of the network terms are not really clear
to me. The only one I'm sure of is netmask, but I'm not sure if that is fixed to a machine or
that is the "dynamic" part of DHCP. Nor do I know where the "name" in DNS comes from.
As you see, I wasn't kidding about knowing about networking.
However, I will google all these terms and see if that will clear things up. Then try the url again.
(Meantime, I have to go to bed--it's 2:30 AM!)
What I want is not only file sharing, but the ability to use the Win 7 machine as a print server.IIRC it's easier to use linux as the server component for printing, but not impossible to go the other way. Unfortunately I don't have any windows machines, so I fear I'll be little help. Perhaps someone else can point you in the right direction.
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