Re: [OT] windows networking issue
On Thu, Jun 07, 2001 at 10:16:10AM -0400, ANDREW PERRIN wrote:
| On Thu, 7 Jun 2001, Rob Mahurin wrote:
| > > The biggest issue I had, once I had ipmasq installed, was the 'doze
| > > boxes not cooperating with Samba.
| > Oh, that's not good to hear. Maybe I won't need to set that up.
| Odd - I've had no problems whatsoever. I share several directories, a zip
| drive, a cd-rom drive, and a printer using samba to my win98 box.
What I tried first was to get the Win98 and Win95 boxen to share with
each other. That was where the real trouble was. Then, after I had
my Debian gateway on the network, they started to work. Maybe they
wanted a gateway? Doesn't make sense because they work now even
without the gateway up and running. (The other real trouble was
having a printer on the '98 box and using it from the '95 box. Win98
is, *gasp*, broken. It works fine the other way around.)
The only real problem I have had with sharing from Debian -> Win98 is
Win98 truncates all share names at ~13 characters, then it complains
that it can't find the shorter name on the server. =p. I haven't
tried to read the windows share from debian too much, but I didn't get
the entry in /etc/fstab right -- I had to be root to mount/unmount.
If I used smbmount directly I could use it as user.
The automount stuff from samba works great too (samba will mount the
cd when the share is accessed and unmounts it after a period of
Also, I haven't tried "user" level of authentication -- it is on
"share" right now.
| > > On the Debian systems I
| > > use /etc/hosts to set names for the machines.
| > 10:07 pts/0 $ grep study /etc/hosts
| > 10.0.0.1 peon.study peon
| > 10.0.0.2 bravo.study bravo
| > 10.0.0.3 gow.study gow
| You can do this on the windows machine too; it goes in c:\windows\hosts.
| Same format.