OK, I've been messing with SAMBA ever since I bought my first Linux distro, MDK 8.0 powerpack, back in early 2002. I've read all sorts of things, some of which I think are outdated, but not sure. I've even used a samba.conf file posted here, and modified it for my IP's and machine names, but I still can't share files across my network :cry:
I think part of myprob is in my interpretation of naming conventions. I've had some classes in networking, but it was in a very MS biased school, and I never actually saw our network work there, under W2K. The instructor assured us that it did, but...
Anyway, all of my Win PC's are 9x and I use "2001" as a workgroup name. What do I need to have as my FQDN for my MDK 9.1 install in order for it to be OK with my windows workgroup, or does it even matter?
BTW, I know I have connectivity, because I can share the web across the LAN, and I can ping any of my PC's from any other. Right now, I'm using static addressing in a class A network, with a class C subnet mask. nothing really fancy, and I only have 5 PC's total, with an occasional PC getting worked on for a friend.
I prefer to do things in a GUI, but I'm not afriad of the command line.( I don't understand it as well, yet, but I'm not going to learn any younger, eh)