[quote author=Goughmezz link=board=4;threadid=4540;start=0#45411 date=1029097898]
Do I need a hosts configuration line in smb.config file? Currently, there isn't a sections for hosts in this file. I've been reading around on Debian's website and they mention something about having this in there.[/quote]
There is no such thing as "hosts configuration" in "smb.conf" file.
May be you are referring to hosts configuration in your Debian system. It's "/etc/hosts" file. You need to modify it to be able to refer your Win2K box with only the name instead of its IP address. What I have in my /etc/hosts file is
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.2.2 mycomputer.mydomain.net mycomputer
You need to define your share in your Win2K drive that's whatever drive you want to share. Do I need to explain more since you are pretty familar with Windows stuff?
Also, what services to I need to enable on 2000?
A hint though, it's right-mouse click on the drive and choose sharing.
That's because it's the broadcast data looking for the Wins server. I don't trust NetBEUI since it's not routable protocol. Drop the NetBEUI since Microsoft also dropped it. Go for pure TCP/IP.
I've put netbeui on there, rebooted and found that debserv (debian box) was trying to send netbios datagrams to it. I know this because Zone Alarm was picking this up.
It's non-sense. If people can get to your Debian box with SAMBA, then they will be able to get to your Win2K box with NetBEUI since they will have a means of connection anyway. Plus, the protocol has nothing to do with how secure your box is. As long as you keep patching your Windows box, you should be fine.
Do I need to enable NETBIOS over TCP/IP in 2000? That's scary for me, and I don't want to leave on if people can get through my Netgear NAT Gateway/Router.
You're welcome. ;D
Thanks for the replies.