Maybe I need to be a little clearer on my first
objective which is to network two seperate machines. Network
to me means that if I am at machine #1 I will be able to
"see" and use a file eg jpeg, txt etc from machine #2 and
Having read an article in NZ PC which showed it to be
a simple task with minimal settings to alter I thought I
would attempt it.
This is what I know
The cable is a crossover cable and a light shines at each
computer at the point of entry, this inicates to me that
there is at least a hard connection between the machines.
After swithing off the firewalls I used a gui called network
services/hostnames to configure the address's
The host? names are #1 itchy ip address 192.168.0.1 netmask
#2 scratchy ip 192.168.0.2 netmask
Then I used a gui called network devices/network card to
turn off dchp and recheck the host configurations.
The machines now use there respective names so john@itchy is
my user name for one and john@scratchy for the other. Root
comes back as itchy:/home/john
ping is giving
ping: unknown host scratchy
PING 192.168.0.2 (192.168.02) 56(84)bytes of data.
From 192.168.0.1: icm_seq=2 Destination host
unknown host itchy
connect: network is unreachable
The reason I was twittering on about work group is that
after all the changes, I went back to the desk top and tried
to open my "network" from one of the icons. It returned the
"cannot find a workgroup" and I did not find a
"put_the_workgroup_here" any where I looked
Hope this is a little easier to follow.
Do you think that I should kill that Wiki entry as it does
look pretty awful in the daylight.
<ping>Bruce I am in Wanganui but will be back before the
next wlug meet.