I am still in the midst of trying to "de-windowizing" myself. I am progressing into some of the more complex areas I need to deal with to make this migration to Ubuntu work, and I have a couple networking issues I am hoping someone can help me with...
#1. VPN connection...
I installd the vpn connection manager, and I was able to create and connect to my vpn at work. I can ping all my servers at work, nslookup does 2 way resolution for me, I can even use rdesktop to log into my servers at work (really the most important thing). However, I can not for the life of me figure out how to browse to my various server shares when my vpn connection is established.
#2. Local workgroup...
My current setup in my house consists of this ubuntu desktop (currently dual booting with windows vista), a Mythbuntu backend/frontend machine, and a Mythbuntu frontend machine. When I set up the Mythbuntu machines way back when, I created windows shares, and set the windows workgroup setting in the confguration to match my Vista workgroup. However, now that I am running Ubuntu on my desktop, if I go to Places>Network the only thing I see listed is "Windows Network", which leads me to my Windows workgroup and the shares I set up on those Mythbutnu installations.
I also setup NFS shares on those machines, so why don't I see a "Ubuntu workgroup", listing those shares. How do I create a "Ubuntu" workgroup, so I can completely ditch the windows stuff?
Well, those are my 2 issues (currently ). Any help is much appreciated!