John Thompson recently added the following queries on the wiki. John,
the wiki is a good forum to document specific issues rather than have
your problem solved. Hopefully the upcoming WLUG meeting will address
the various ways in which the wiki and the mailing list can be used.
There's nothing wrong with asking questions though, I'll repost it here,
so we can help.
I want to Network two computers (for a Start) I have a
and two network capable computers running the same linux system (Suse
9.1 pers) I made john/home folder a share on one and
john/home/documents a share on the other. Both firewalls are off as is
DCHP on both
OK, how did you do that, John? Samba I guess? Can you post your samba
config? Also, I assume you meant /home/john? :)
Computer one Configuration is DNS and host
name....host name itchy
Domain name Workgroup (No I do not have a particular reason for that
name-stab in the dark) name server1 192.168.0.1 domain search1
Workgroup all others are blank. Host configuration keeps screwing up
I'm not sure I follow? Are you describing some graphical tool you used
to set this up? Remember that admin guis abound, and that every distro
does things differently. We won't all use whatever you're using, though
the principles will be the same.
Host names can be anything, as long as they are different. Domain names
can be anything, as long as they are the same! :)
Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "Computer one configuration is DNS"?
because I have the wrong dns information With the
exception of a
change to 192.168.0.2 scratchy on the other computer the settings are
Have you set up a DNS server? This implies you have?
the same. My computer can not find any workgroups on
the network and
ping gives some weird results...
You're going to need to be a lot more specifc here John. How are you
trying to "find" workgroups? How are you pinging? What are you