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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] It's a network - sort of
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 29 Oct 1998 08:00:06 -0600
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Wayne White <wwhite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Well, some progress. The network is sort of working. There
> are two win95 machines and one Linux. 10baseT networked. The
> machines can all ping each other by IP number. The win95 boxes
> can ping all others by name, Linux box can't. Other than 
> pinging, I can't detect the win boxes on the Linux machine. I 
> think that the Linux box not being able to ping by name goes 
> back to the resolv.conf file?

What have you got set up as far as name service (DNS)?  Is this
network "live" on the Internet or...?  (Looks like perhaps it's behind 
a masquerade box?)

If you don't have DNS set up, it's not hard to do a simple
installation.  We can help.  That would be why the ping by name on
Linux doesn't work.

> The win boxes can telnet into the Linux box, perhaps even root.
> ftp tries to connect to the Linux box, but is refused. I 
> suspect that a little work with the hosts files will fix this?

It's odd that one would work and the other wouldn't.  ftp is maybe
commented out in /etc/inetd.conf?

> The Linux machine can not ftp nor telnet into the win machines.
> Here again I suspect a problem with hosts files?

Windows machines do not have ftp or telnet servers, so this is
expected actually.

> The Linux machine does not show up in the network neighborhood
> on the win boxes at all. The Linux machine is starting smbd and
> nmbd at boot up. Is there something there that I am missing?

There may be a problem with your samba configuration, but let's fix
DNS first.

> Am I on the right track? Any advice or suggestions? I am working
> toward using the Linux box as a print server and for accessing
> the internet with IPMasquerade. I am operating under the 
> assumption that getting the above working would be a 
> prerequisite to that end.

Actually, no.  It will work fine as it is for both those tasks :-)

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