for testing purposes yes, disable all firewalls.
I had to install the db software. Once finished I tried to ping as you said & got,
george@george-desktop:~$ dp ping 192.168.0.4
dp: no vocab file specified
I repeated the next 3 as well with the same response.
ah....my fault, no the dp was a typo for do all you type is :
replacing the 192.168.0.2 with the ip address of one of the xp machinesCode:ping 192.168.0.2
don't worry about being new, we all are at some point
Bingo! Plus similar results on the other 3 ports as well.
george@george-desktop:~$ ping 192.168.0.4
PING 192.168.0.4 (192.168.0.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=4.45 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.273 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.290 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.273 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=0.269 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=6 ttl=128 time=0.273 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.0.4: icmp_seq=7 ttl=128 time=0.276 ms
couldn't stop it so I closed.
ping is a little bit different in ubuntu than windows
ping -c4 <ipaddress> will limit the pings to 4. If you dont put in a number, it will go on forever -- use cntl-c to break.
I really don't understand what you mean by getting the same on the other 4 ports...as I say the ports on the hub have nothing to do with the IP address.
Anyway, that is good, you have at least got basic network connectivity between the ubuntu machine and the xp machine.
Now what happens if you open a file browser and enter:
in the address bar?Code:smb://192.168.0.4
I can ping the xp box across the room, but when I click on the network icon, I see windows network, and when I click that, I get nothing. When I try to see this machine (with a shared folder), I see nothing at all.
And what's this mean?
Code:bill@bill-desktop:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/samba stop * Stopping Samba daemons start-stop-daemon: warning: failed to kill 18744: No such process
Last edited by BLTicklemonster; February 8th, 2009 at 10:37 PM.