[quote author=FriendlyFire link=board=4;threadid=8818;start=0#msg87046 date=1090629579]
I know this thread is a bit old now, but this worked for me. I have:
-a switch (8 port ethernet miniswitch)
-a box running Fedora Core2
-a box running Windows2000
My switch connects to the router.
My windows 2000 box and my Fedora box both simply plug into the switch.
I have internet access on both machines.
I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box.
My Questions are these:
1. I can ping from my Windows box to the ip address of my Fedora box
and vica versa, but how do I actually access the files on each. Is this possible? How do I "see" files on each computer?
At the moment my Fedora isn't set up as a server, only as a desktop machine.
2. When I ping from my fedora box, it just keeps on going and going...how do I stop the ping, or just ping 4 times?
3. Will I be able to transfer files between the 2 boxes in this manner?
1. Yeah. There is a software called Samba. http://www.samba.org (for more info). It's an excellent Open Source program. It uses the SMB protocol for Windows and then you can set up printing/file sharing between your Fedora box and your Windows box.
2. When you are pinging from your Fedora box, you can do cC (Control + C) to stop the ping.
3. Yeah, use Samba and you can easily File Share!