Even though I am a Linux newbie, I would have to agree with Dolda2K on your network setup. The only other thing you may need, if you are running Windows XP on the other box, is the Samba XP registry patch. Getting Samba to work correctly with an XP box can be a little nerve racking. Luckily, I was able to get the patch pretty easily. I think IBM's website has it, or at least a link. Win2000 machines have posed no problems by the way.