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I need some advice about setting up Linux, so that I can see the box
running it in my Network Neighbourhood on windows 95 and then of course
being able to map a drive.  I'am presently working on this and it doesn't
make any sense. I have found a program called Samba and am not really sure
that this is what I need.  Is this product necessary or can I solve this
little problem, with the linux software alone.  Just so you know I'am able
to ping, ftp and telnet to it so tcpip is cool. When I use the find
computer utility in win95 it of course doesn't find a damn thing, so I also
need advice to as why it doesn't find anything. If any of you linux gurus
have a cool way of doing this please reply to this message or E-mail me at
cybercom@cadvision.com.  Thanks in advance.


                                    Roscoe
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When you look in the Network Neighbourhood, you're looking at any machines which are running NetBEUI of some flavour.  Since your Linux box by default uses only TCP/IP, it won't give Win95 a pretty little picture of itself (just yet).

The answer lies in what you have mentioned - Samba.  Samba is an implementation of the SMB protocol, which is commonly used by Microsoft clients to talk to each other, and hence see each other in the NN.  If you've already got TCP/IP going, that's a start.  What you need to do now is setup Samba (really quite simple) to allow Win95 to be able to see your machine.

For the full run-down on Samba, check out:

http://lake.canberra.edu.au/pub/samba/

Using Samba, you can connect to Win95/Win3.x/WinNT shares from your Linux box, and vice versa.  To connect to the Linux box from Win95, you simply setup shares using Samba which are essentially like a drive mounting to a logical volume name.  In the Samba config files, you specify a workgroup/domain name that you want to be seen under, and specify how your Linux drives/printers want to be shared.  Once that's done, they will then appear in the hood in Win95.

Does that help?

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