Various things to remember when setting up the Home Network.
Alan Robert Clark
April 16, 2012
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I have a home network consisting of Linux box (server) and an XP box on a twisted ethernet cable, no hub, and my presentation machine (occasional plug in).
Hardcoded IP’s are:
For the Doze machine, need a hardcoded subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, and a hardcoded DNS of 126.96.36.199, Alt 188.8.131.52 (96 replaced with 97 is the other one, but not enterable in XP)
Also, Default Gateway and WINS server are to be set to 192.168.1.1.
Shares are samba based. Need to turn off Fedora Firewall, and tell Norton(on Doze2000) not to protect on the ether, only dial-up.
Change the default workgroup in /etc/samba/smb.conf from MYGROUP to workgroup to match Doze defaults.
Uncomment the line hosts allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 127.
Uncomment the line preferred master = yes
Since user clark on Doze is passwordless, as root, run
smbpasswd -a -n clark
to allow printer usage etc. This requires the line
null passwords = yes
in the [global] section of the /etc/samba/smb.conf file.
Add the printer share:
[printers] comment = lp0 path = /var/spool/samba guest ok = Yes printable = Yes browseable = No
Under System/Administration/Services, tick the box to start smb at boot.