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Author Topic: Unable to see my windows network shares  (Read 6104 times)
StrayBit
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« on: October 19, 2008, 07:22:55 am »

I am unable to see my windows network shares from Linux and they can't see me.

Linux has 2 ethernet cards: eth0 is connected to my wireless broad modem and is working;  eth1 is connected to a hub/switch and is assigned 192.168.0.1.  This machine is vactor.linux.com aka HumanL. There is a Windows 2000 at 192.168.0.2 known as Nt2k.  Occassionally, I have a Windows 95 machine at 192.168.0.7 known as main.  The 2 windows machines see each other but not vector, nor can vector see them.

In lookin at SWAT, smbd is running, nmbd and winbindd are not running. (At one time in the past, smbd and winbindd were running.)  As I understand, nmbd is reguired for connection to the windows machines but I have yet to be able to start it.

Eventually, this machine is to be the DC and share the internet connection with the other machines some of which will then be upgraded to Linux.

Here are the results of a few commands I ran this (10/19) morning:
vector:/~
bruce:$ ping -I eth1 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 4998ms
, pipe 3
vector:/~
bruce:$ ping -I eth1 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 4998ms
, pipe 3
vector:/~
bruce:$ testparm
Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf
Processing section "[homes]"
Processing section "[netlogon]"
Processing section "[printers]"
Processing section "[tmp]"
Processing section "[public]"
Loaded services file OK.
Server role: ROLE_DOMAIN_PDC
Press enter to see a dump of your service definitions
 
[global]
        workgroup = FOWLPLAY
        netbios aliases = HumanL
        server string = %h (Samba %v)
        interfaces = eth1
        encrypt passwords = No
        guest account = pcguest
        ntlm auth = No
        log file = /var/log/samba.%m
        max log size = 50
        large readwrite = No
        deadtime = 15
        add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd %u
        delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel %u
        logon path = \\%L\Profiles\%U
        domain logons = Yes
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins proxy = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        hosts allow = 192.168.0., 127.
        print command =
        lpq command = %p
        lprm command =

[homes]
        comment = Home Directories
        path = /data/pchome/%S
        read only = No
        browseable = No

[netlogon]
        comment = Network Logon Service
        path = /usr/local/samba/lib/netlogon
        guest ok = Yes
        share modes = No

[printers]
        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        browseable = No

[tmp]
        comment = Temporary file space
        path = /home/tmp
        read only = No
        guest ok = Yes

[public]
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /mnt/win
        write list = @staff
        guest ok = Yes
        fstype = vfat
vector:/~
bruce:$

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 07:51:42 am »

Is the firewall on on your VL system? If yes, try disable it....
BTW, is your VL's network working? Can your windows system ping your VL either via IP nor hostname?
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StrayBit
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 10:41:21 am »

From my first post:
bruce:$ ping -I eth1 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 4998ms
, pipe 3

And I just double checked that the firewall was stopped and still got the same response.  Windows gets the same response trying to ping 192.168.0.1.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 11:44:27 am »

It looks like it's trying to ping your local network from a non-local IP address (i.e. your WAN address).  Perhaps your interfaces have switched place.  Could you try pinging your local network from eth0 instead to see how the result differs?

ping -I eth0 192.168.0.2

Also, 'ipconfig -a' may provide some useful information in this case.  'route' may also provide useful information.
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bigpaws
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 11:47:52 am »

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75.94.15.38

What is this address from?

You need to setup port forwarding for ICS.

A DC should not be used for ICS, that should
be  a seperate machine.

Have you ever setup a DC in Windows? I

Have you read Samba by example?

Why plain text login?

Bigpaws
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StrayBit
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 06:38:59 pm »

Newtor:
bruce:$ ping -I eth0 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth0: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 209.63.202.53 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 209.63.202.53 icmp_seq=24 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
28 packets transmitted, 0 received, +2 errors, 100% packet loss, time 26991ms

vector:/~
bruce:$ ipconfig -a
bash: ipconfig: command not found
vector:/~
bruce:$ route
bash: route: command not found
Note:  I used to work as root because of problems like this until MOE-lnx explained that he had no reason to work in root.  So, I'm trying to follow his suggestion by working in my user login.

BigPaws:
75.94.15.38

What is this address from?
  The address assigned eth0 by the dhcp of wireless broad band.

I'm not trying to setup ICS until AFTER the intra net is working.

No. I'm hoping, once the intra net is working, to have this machine assign the address of or provide name resolution to the other pcs via DC, DNS, Wins, or whatever.  I'll work on that AFTER the intra net is working.

No.  Where is it?

What login? plain text or other wise.
This is my terminal prompt:
  vector:/~
  bruce:$
and when I'm logged in as root it is:
  vector:/~
  root:#
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 08:02:00 pm »

use ifconfig -a instead ipconfig -a
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bigpaws
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 08:19:47 pm »

From your smb.conf
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encrypt passwords = No

Means your authentication for samba is in plain text.


Samba by Example:

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-Guide/

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75.94.15.38

That is the external ip of your server. This IP resolves to Clearwire LLC which
is in WA. I suppose that is your ISP.

Are you using pppoe?

To check your ip and ethernet the command is ifconfig
as root.

Here is some info in ICS:

http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Networks

My guess is that your modem gets an ip from your ISP,
then assigns an ipaddress to the internal lan. There is
a problem in that doing double NAT can create some
other problems some ports.

If not then you are using the modem as a bridge and then
using the Vector box to authenticate in some way. You need
to know these things in advance.

I hope this is not taken the wrong way. The things you are
attempting can have big consequences to your network and
possible affect the ISP's network as well. Please take time to
read about the proper setup and howtos'. There are protocols
the you should be aware of. They are tcp/ip, smb, cifs, NAT,
port forwarding and iptables.

If you were to say just setup Bind and do improperly you can
affect other name servers. The fallout will not be nice.

I hope the links I provided will help answer some of your
questions.

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StrayBit
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 08:39:22 pm »

So. I logged in as root and was able to open SWAT and found the book you referenced.  I had started reading it BEFORE I switched to my user account.  The examples in the minimal section seemed to indicate that smbd, nmbd, and winbindd were running.  But, as I mentioned in my first post, only one of these is running.  And I can't find how to start them.  (SWAT doesn't have as many buttons (4) as it used to (8 - 10).  And status used to allow me to start, stop, or restart all three of these (It didn't work then, either) - BUT NOT ANY MORE!

I read the section on troubleshooting; it seemed to imply that these services, as well as others (such as LDAP) were ALREADY running!  And that the intra net connections were working!  And I can't even read ANY text in the pictures!  Then, I found the following table:
  Table 5.2. Required OpenLDAP Linux Packages
  SUSE Linux 8.x   SUSE Linux 9.x   Red Hat Linux
  nss_ldap   nss_ldap   nss_ldap
  pam_ldap   pam_ldap   pam_ldap
  openldap2   openldap2   openldap
  openldap2-client   openldap2-client   
Vector Linux is neither SUSE nor Red Hat???


vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth1 -c 3 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms
, pipe 3
vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth1 -c 3 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms
, pipe 3
vector:/~
root:# ipconfig -a
bash: ipconfig: command not found
vector:/~
root:# ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:03:B3:00:66:DB 
          inet addr:75.94.15.38  Bcast:75.94.63.255  Mask:255.255.192.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5415 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1289671 (1.2 MiB)  TX bytes:26018 (25.4 KiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd400

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:91:21:CF:AB 
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2e00

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:7588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7588 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:773498 (755.3 KiB)  TX bytes:773498 (755.3 KiB)

vector:/~
root:# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
75.94.0.0       *               255.255.192.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
default         75-94-0-1.boi.c 0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth0 -c 3 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) from 75.94.15.38 eth0: 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1999ms

vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth0 -c 3 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth0: 56(84) bytes of data.

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statist is ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 1999ms

vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth1 -c 3 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 75.94.15.38 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=1 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From 75.94.15.38 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 received, +3 errors, 100% packet loss, time 2008ms
, pipe 3
vector:/~
root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 635 Host (rev 11)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] Virtual PCI-to-PCI bridge (AGP)
00:02.0 ISA bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS85C503/5513 (LPC Bridge)
00:02.1 SMBus: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS961/2 SMBus Controller
00:02.2 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:02.3 USB Controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] USB 1.0 Controller (rev 07)
00:02.5 IDE interface: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 5513 [IDE] (rev d0)
00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97 Sound Controller (rev a0)
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6105 [Rhine-III] (rev 86)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 315PRO PCI/AGP VGA Display Adapter
vector:/~
root:#

I also logged into the TUI,VASM/NETWORK/INET/SET to verify
  inet1  DEVICE=eth0, DHCP
  inet2  DEVICE=eth1, IPADDR=192.168.0.1
  inetd  DEVICE=, IPADDR=
then ...START/inet1

on exit from VASM
vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth1 -c 3 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 192.168.0.1 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.29 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.262 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.282 ms

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.262/0.614/1.298/0.483 ms

Windows can now ping this machine successfully.  But now I get an error when I try to refresh Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Fowlplay:
  Fowlplay is not accessible.
  The account is not authorized to log in from this station
(This is a Windows 2000 OS and it is still showing the shares from when this (Linux) machine was running Win98!)

So, I find that my real question is:  How to I get eth1 to start at boot time?  And the Windows machines are supposed to be able to access the old Windows drive {now hdc1} per smb.config:
[public]
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /mnt/win
        write list = @staff
        guest ok = Yes
        fstype = vfat


BTW:  For the FIRST time, I see that nmbd is now running but not winbindd

And
root:# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.0.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth1
75.94.0.0       *               255.255.192.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
default         75-94-0-1.boi.c 0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
vector:/~

hata_ph:  I caught the difference when I reviewed some of my earlier posts trying to get eth0 and eth1 to work, but had forgotten that I had to go into the TUI VASM to start eth1.

Also, When I logged into console from the GUI logon screen, it kept bouncing back to the GUI logon screen but would return to where I was when I selected Console logon.  It did that 8 - 10 times while I was writing down the results of VASM/NETWORK/INET/SET.

PS: bigpaws: 
Oh!  I see.  AIU, Win9x do not encrypt their passwords.  I'll check out that link to Samba-Guide (which I also found in SWAT when logged as root - see above) and ICS, thanks.

ifconfig - see above.  Vector is supposed to be the router.

Thanks also for your warning.  As it is getting late (for me), I'll check those links first thing in the morning.
Yes, my broadband is Clearwire, although I didn't know it was in WA.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 08:49:59 pm »

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eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:03:B3:00:66:DB
          inet addr:75.94.15.38  Bcast:75.94.63.255  Mask:255.255.192.0
          UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:5415 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:337 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1289671 (1.2 MiB)  TX bytes:26018 (25.4 KiB)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd400

I seem your eth0 is getting the 75.94.15.38 IP. How did you set your IP? Using DHCP or static IP?
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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 08:52:12 pm »

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eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:91:21:CF:AB
                         BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
                         RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
                         TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
                         collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
                         RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
                         Interrupt:11 Base address:0x2e00

Notice that there is no inet addr ?You do not have an ipaddress on
eth1 so routing would be impossible.

As root in a terminal type:

/sbin/ifconfig eth1 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0

change the ip as needed. Use ifconfig again to check that eth1 has
an ip now. Now try to ping your network.

To check your services you can use in terminal:

ps aux

That will show the running processes.

Bigpaws
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 06:04:44 am »

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I also logged into the TUI,VASM/NETWORK/INET/SET to verify
  inet1  DEVICE=eth0, DHCP
  inet2  DEVICE=eth1, IPADDR=192.168.0.1
  inetd  DEVICE=, IPADDR=
then ...START/inet1

on exit from VASM
vector:/~
root:# ping -I eth1 -c 3 192.168.0.2
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.0.2) from 192.168.0.1 eth1: 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=1.29 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.262 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.282 ms

--- 192.168.0.2 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.262/0.614/1.298/0.483 ms

Windows can now ping this machine successfully.  But now I get an error when I try to refresh Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Fowlplay:
  Fowlplay is not accessible.
  The account is not authorized to log in from this station
(This is a Windows 2000 OS and it is still showing the shares from when this (Linux) machine was running Win98!)

So, I find that my real question is:  How to I get eth1 to start at boot time?  And the Windows machines are supposed to be able to access the old Windows drive {now hdc1} per smb.config:
[public]
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /mnt/win
        write list = @staff
        guest ok = Yes
        fstype = vfat


BTW:  For the FIRST time, I see that nmbd is now running but not winbindd

And
root:# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.0.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth1
75.94.0.0       *               255.255.192.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
loopback        *               255.0.0.0       U     0      0        0 lo
default         75-94-0-1.boi.c 0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth0
vector:/~

Now to follow those links from last night.
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2008, 07:50:35 am »

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Windows can now ping this machine successfully.  But now I get an error when I try to refresh Network Places/Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Fowlplay:
  Fowlplay is not accessible.
  The account is not authorized to log in from this station
(This is a Windows 2000 OS and it is still showing the shares from when this (Linux) machine was running Win98!)

This is a fault in Wins and smb protocols, not anything in Linux.

Do your host names match? Did you add smb users to the Vector box so that Samba can
authenticate?

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So, I find that my real question is:  How to I get eth1 to start at boot time?

It is setup so you should no longer need to do anything.

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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2008, 02:21:44 pm »

OK!  I've hooked up the Win95 machine (main), changed the login to Client for Microsoft Windows and added NetBEUI.  On restart, I logged in with another user on Vector, was able to open files on Public (/mnt/win - the old 98 disk) but I couldn't do any thing in his home folder.  ReLogged with my name: same.  I need to tweak smb.config some more.  And figure out how to change the policies on the Win 2000 machine (Nt2k) so I can get some files (~2GB) off.  Then either figure out how to do a network install of Linux or pull the cover off and temporarily mount a cdrom to install

Linux By Example
/quotePrerequisites

This book is not a tutorial on UNIX or Linux administration. UNIX and Linux training is best obtained from books dedicated to the subject. This book assumes that you have at least the basic skill necessary to use these operating systems, and that you can use a basic system editor to edit and configure files. It has been written with the assumption that you have experience with Samba, have read The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide and the Samba-HOWTO-Collection, or that you have familiarity with Microsoft Windows.

If you do not have this experience, you can follow the examples in this book but may find yourself at times intimidated by assumptions made. In this situation, you may need to refer to administrative guides or manuals for your operating system platform to find what is the best method to achieve what the text of this book describes.
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I think the Samba Guide would fit this description, also!

Googled Linux administration
The first item referenced seemed good; looked at fire wall: mentioned two that I've never heard of (in Red Hat Huh) then proceeds to tell how to set up for 2.4.x with differences for 2.2.  AIU we use iptables, both of those use something else.  Then in the setup he says such things as 'this relies on the settings in /etc/{somefile} with no indication of how or why to set them.  In addition, the description is for a stand-alone pc and again no indication of why to set the options as he does.  Let alone, how to find the address needed, such as the isp's name server


The link to ICS assumed that the pcs could already talk to each other.

So far, all of the books (including the ones I have) ignore any mention of any of the difficulties I've had setting up Linux.  Vector is the best I've run into in the last 12 - 15 years - I can actually DO something with it without having to learn yet another (seemingly assembly) language just to be able to exit it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2008, 01:16:04 pm »

bigpaws:
I followed your link to ICS and found this in 'Easy Internet Sharing':
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Important Note: At this time of writing, the firewall scripts that I will recommend utilize the ipchains packet filter which is included in every Linux kernel 2.2 system.
Isn't there something like this for iptables?  I don't, yet, have the knowledge to know how to translate from one type to the other.  Belay that! I just googled 'firewall scripts iptables' and am getting some good information such as http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&url=http%3A%2F%2Ffreshmeat.net%2Fprojects%2Fiptables-firewall%2F&ei=R4n_SObKG6CSsQOkr81D&usg=AFQjCNEsbKHs405aPdqD_daNGzGG8wF1aQ&sig2=UfB_grbdFxZm1BbfkqHo2A and http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.malibyte.net%2Fiptables%2Fscripts%2Ffwscripts.html&ei=R4n_SObKG6CSsQOkr81D&usg=AFQjCNFmIIaxbvNq1RE7mj1ylHm_I4t-Iw&sig2=m7y-Zg8CDrGGZ4dB5wQCZw
This later one I've spent time already going through it.  The first one I just copied the page to study later.

Or, will VASM set it up for me?
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