RE: Changing IP address
Samba sends out broadcast packets saying what services it has available to
the network. If the netmask is set incorrectly the other machines on the
network don't get the broadcast and don't see the machine in network
neighborhood. Your router is dialing out 'cuse it thinks that the machine
is on a different network and is trying to reach it through the net. The
only samba setting that needs an ip (I think) is the 'win server'.
255.255.255.248 gives a range of 8 IPs, with six usable IPs (first is
network ip, last is broadcast).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Thistlethwaite [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 1999 10:13 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Changing IP address
> I have now have the linux system working on my network. I ended up
> changing the network
> broadcast, and netmask to (XXX.XXX.XXX.0, XXX.XXX.XXX.255, and
> respectively). I do not know why I had to do this as my network mask was
> far more
> restrictive 255.255.255.248 with my last ISP. I guess I need to do a
> little more studying
> on what each of these parameters do.
> I do still have a few behavior problems (my network that is :) !
> 1. My windows 95 system can not see my linux samba server in network
> neighborhood (it use
> to see it fine). I can type in the link by hand \\linuxsystemid\username
> to create the
> link. Does anybody know if there is a parameter in samba that relates to
> system IP
> 2. My router logs into the internet every time my windoze 95 system powers
> up and connects
> to the samba servers. I think this has to do with the netmask...
> Thanks to everyone who has helped!