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    How do I connect to the server?

    Hello,

    I have the server up and running with Ubuntu 10. I have installed Samba, I have put the stuff in the config file so that it will work with older windoze versions.

    Now, how do I connect to the server from my 98SE desktop? Do I have to FTP? If so, how do I find the IP address for the server?

    I assume there is another way to get in so that programs on the server can be run from the desktop, but how? Is there some program I have to install on the 98SE?

    Any and all help greatly appreciated.

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

    On your server you need to get the IP address.

    Code:
    ifconfig
    Then on the win98 terminal you need to put the full name of the samba share

    eg if you called the shared drive "myShare", and IP address from ifconfig told you the server IP was 192.168.1.120 you would access by typing in the folowing into the file manager / explorer bar in win98

    Code:
    //192.168.1.120/myShare
    If you can't ping the server's IP however, you have different issues.

    Also, if you are connecting via a router, you may need to make sure that the router isn't acting as a name server, or you may get a conflict (routers IP addresses are normally something like 192.168.0.1 or similar), it should come up as the netmask or default gateway in the report from ifconfig.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

    Quote Originally Posted by theDaveTheRave View Post
    On your server you need to get the IP address.

    Code:
    ifconfig
    Then on the win98 terminal you need to put the full name of the samba share

    eg if you called the shared drive "myShare", and IP address from ifconfig told you the server IP was 192.168.1.120 you would access by typing in the folowing into the file manager / explorer bar in win98

    Code:
    //192.168.1.120/myShare
    If you can't ping the server's IP however, you have different issues.

    Also, if you are connecting via a router, you may need to make sure that the router isn't acting as a name server, or you may get a conflict (routers IP addresses are normally something like 192.168.0.1 or similar), it should come up as the netmask or default gateway in the report from ifconfig.

    Hope that helps.

    David

    Thank you, but I am still a bit lost. Here is what I got when I typed ifconfig:

    me@user:~$ ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:22:15:d4:ba:1c
    inet addr:10.2.8.195 Bcast:10.2.63.255 Mask:255.255.192.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::222:15ff:fed4:ba1c/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:268411 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:57965 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:70083772 (70.0 MB) TX bytes:6528274 (6.5 MB)
    Interrupt:216 Base address:0xc000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:96705 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:96705 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:44643579 (44.6 MB) TX bytes:44643579 (44.6 MB)

    vnet0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr fa:27:32:9e:83:36
    inet addr:192.168.122.1 Bcast:192.168.122.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    inet6 addr: fe80::f827:32ff:fe9e:8336/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:4410 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:1070704 (1.0 MB)


    Which of these IP addreses is the one I need to be trying to connect to? Also, how can I know what the shared drive is? Is that something Samba set up while it was loading? Any and all help appreciated

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

    Your server IP is 10.2.8.195
    Your share is something you should have set up in your smb.conf.
    --Superb--

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

    You don't need any thing special to connect to the server with a computer running Win98, just make sure you are in the same workgroup. I used to add an alias for the server in the hosts file, but that was the only thing different.

    Jim

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    Re: How do I connect to the server?

    Just wondering what your setup is. Looking at you ifconfig is kinda wacky for a router.

    Do you have cable modem -> Router -> Internal network, or is your server box connected directly to the modem?

    What else is on the box? I see a vnet0 which is the confusing part. Are you running some sort of vmware session?

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