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IPC$ error on connecting

By Bhrdwh ·
hi,
1. I have MS NT domain & on double clicking on Network Neighbourhod see lots of systems on my LAN, now when I double click any of them , I get error msg " Unable to login \\MI2\IPC$" & asks for a password. Why ??
2. how do I connect a Unix system on my Lan to access NT domain & access internet thru my NT Proxy Server ??
Akash akashdeep_b@yahoo.com

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by dheupel In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

IPC$ is the interprocess communication mechanism MS uses to communicate between PCs in a workgroup or domain via named pipes (i.e.: \\computername\sharename).

Regarding #1) If you're using NT and trying to browse a Windows 9x machine that doesnot have File & Printer Sharing (FPS) for MS Networks installed, then you will always be greeted with a password dialog, and will never gain access. Since there is no sharename, IPC$ is displayed. If FPS is installed, you should be able to browse the computer for available shared resources. If FPS is installed, but nothing is shared on the PC you're trying to browse, you will again always get prompted for a password, but will not gain access. Again, IPC$ is displayed, because the communication between the PCs can be established, but there is no share to connect to. If drives/folders/printers are shared on the PC, you should be able to browse the PC, and see the shares, and even open them if they are not password protected; but if the primary user of the machine has password protected the shared content, you will have to know the password to get in.

Regarding #2) Look into the MS Windows NT Services for UNIX. This is an NT add-on package for about $150 that helps you integrate UNIX machines within your NT network. Search Microsoft's web site - they have a whole bunch of pages of info on this product.

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by Bhrdwh In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

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by James_Randy In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

That was a very thoughtful and thorough first answer. Why don't you go ahead and accept that answer and close the question.

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by James_Randy In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

If you are still tackling this problem, perhaps you should consider calling your local super-hero.

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