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linux peer 2 peer

rheath
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how can i view a windows 98 Network Neighborhood from a linux box without giving all the computers ip addresses that are in the work group,ie what files do i need to edit,most if not all the other computers are not using tcp/ip
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I think the only way to have linux filesystems show up in network neighborhood is to install Samba on the linux box. Network neighborhood and windows workgroups areshared through the netbeui protocol, and Samba is the only app I know that can map these drives. I've never set it up, so I cant help you there, but there are lots of docs available on the net. Check out comp.os.linux.networking for lots of discussion on Samba.

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Hi,

    I've answered a similar question see the following URL:

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Q.10063237

Hope it helps

          Radovan

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i can see the linux box from windows but i would like to "mount" a network on the linux box so that i can see all other computers connected to it so how do i do it with samba installed

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Hi,

            then use 'smbmount //server/service mount-point'.

for more details see 'man 8 smbmount'.

Regards

             Radovan

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i wish to see machines not running tcpip under win95 on the linux box not the other way around
thanks
Sorry, don't think it can be done. So far as I know Linux supports SMB onlt via TCP/IP not native NetBIOS. Any reason why you don't want to turn on IP on the 95 machines? It's easy and if you use private class c numbers (192.168.x.x) then you shouldn't have routing problems.
And you can use DHCP from linux and don't bother about assigning IP for each win* machine...

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thanks for the help
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