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I'm very new to Linux. Just installed Red Hat 5.2. Have a small LAN at my home. 3 computers using WIN98 and 1 using Linux. Question is, Using windows network neighborhood I can only see the WIN98 computers. Is there something I need to do to be able to see the Linux system? Will I be able to read files and directories on the linux machine from win98 machine? And the other way around too? Thanks.

Bill Neuman
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You need to set up the workgroup name on the linux box and make a share.  Even 95 machines won't show in a browse list unless they are sharing something.

look in:  /etc/smb.conf

I can do it by trial and error and error and error, but I don't feel comfortable telling you how.

good luck!
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plr earned 50 total points
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1) if you didnt install the Samba server, you need it.
2) then you need to configure the samba cfg (smb.conf):
# your workgroup
WORKGROUP=HOME
#under tags [...] you must set your shares witch specified permissions.

3) reboot

4) Enjoy!

WBR!
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by:bneuman
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Thank you for your answer plr.  I had to dump Linux and start over. Fresh install.. Red Hat 5.2. Is there an easy text editor that works like edit or notepad in (sorry) Windows? I hate all I've tried to use so far.... Also thanks to reiters for the comment. Should of proposed the answer I would of gave the points. Thanks again. Happy Holidays......

Bill
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