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Re: Newbie Network Problems

Roger Creasy said:
> Hello:
> I am trying to connect a Debian machine to my home network. I have one
> windows xp box and 2 Debian machines. What do I have to do to be able to
> share files and browse from any of the three machines to any other of the
> three?

WinXP shares some folders by default, I believe anything in the "shared
documents" directory should be accessable as a SMB share with no additional
configuration.  To share from your linux machines you'll have to setup Samba
or NFS, although Samba is more than capable of serving files for Linux
machines.  I've got it setup on my server at home using the CIFS filesystem
because I transfer large files (DVD Rips) to and from the server on a regular

The Samba howto is very good.

- Josh

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