I just connected 2 xp pro systems with cross ethernet and have a couple of questions (new to this):
1. If I share a drive on machine A, I can only map it on machine B when a password exists on A. Normally I don't have a password set, allowing the machine just to boot straight through. Is there a way round this? Blank password was not accepted.
2. When I share the drive, file and printer sharing is auomatically set on as an exception in the xp firewall settings. What does this actually mean with respect to security from the internet (machine A is always connected)?