[CS-FSLUG] Networking two Linspire boxes

Frank Bax fbax at sympatico.ca
Tue Jul 25 16:31:15 CDT 2006

I've never had any trouble with Linux and Windows machines connecting to 
each other on the same network via a router; until very 
recently.  Recently, I can't get Linux or Win98 to see WinXP shared 
folders.  I'm told this is because of NTFS file system which makes no sense 
to me - I would think that the file system in use should be "hidden" from a 
remote visitor.  My early WinXP systems did use FAT32 and Win98/Linux 
systems could see the WinXP shared folders no problem, so maybe there's 
something to it.  Someday when I have a whole day to waste I'll do a WinXP 
install twice (FAT32 and NTFS) to see if that's really the problem.  I 
don't share folders between the Linux systems, but I am able to ssh between 
them (via router) no problems.

The only tricky part for me is Linux machines configured for dynamic ip 
address.  When I remotely access the first Linux system remotely, I need to 
query the router to see what ip address has been assigned to the Linux 
machine I'm trying to reach.  If you try to do this locally, simply login 
to the target system to find out what the ip address is.

HTH, Frank

At 11:59 PM 7/24/06, Jim Isbell, W5JAI wrote:

>Up till now I have had one Linux (Linspire) box and one Windows (XP)
>box networked on a router and into one cable modem.  It has worked
>fine except that I have NEVER been able to get the two machines to
>talk to one another.
>I am about to the place where it is time to replace the Windows box as
>it has aged into obsolescence.  I am thinki9ng about another Sub500
>box that is fully loaded with Linspire.
>What I dont know is if I will have any easier time getting the two to
>talk to each other or no.  If NOT than my wife would prefer to stay
>with Uncle Gates.  But if it would be easier to network the two then
>she is willing to take the chance.
>Does anyone have any experience in this area that could advise.
>Jim Isbell
>"If you are not living on the edge, well then,
>you are just taking up too much space."
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