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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 Magetower In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

I'm sorry I can't be much help with your UNIX question but I'll shed some light on the IPC$ problem.

On an NT system whether it is in a domain or just part of a workgroup requires any access to the system be authenticated. When you browse a system you are trying to establish a connection to the system to view its resources. This happens through an IPC connection. The system will try to authenticate you with whatever credentials you are currently using on the local machine. If no match is found then it will query you for a password.

If your local machine is anything other than a NT system you are not given the chance to change the userid it is attempting to authenticate you with and will keep asking for a password. Basically a dead end.

To avoid this kind of error when browsing a domain you will need to:
1. Be logged in with a domain account that has permissions to access the machines to be browsed (or)
2. Be logged into the local machine with a userid matching an existing domain account or local account on the machine you are trying to browse.

Now if you are trying to do this from a UNIX box I'm not sure of the process or proceedures to integrate seemlessly with the domain but what I've stated above works with a 95/98/ME/NT/2000 talking to another 95/98/ME/NT/2000 system.

Hope this helps.

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by Bhrdwh In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

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by McKayTech In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

The first answer did a good job of answering your first question.

To answer the first part of your second question, you can run a Samba client on your Unix system to access an NT domain.

For the second part of your second question, I'm not sure how you access the Internet via an MS Proxy Server from a Unix box. To do so with an NT/Windows box requires a proxy client. You might try re-posting that part of your question on the Linux forum.

paul

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by dheupel In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

To offer some additional information to both answerers, who gave good answers, btw...

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 kralljd In reply to IPC$ error on connecting

Awesome answers...

To answer the Unix and proxy question....

Web Proxy Service

The first component of the Proxy Server is the Web Proxy service. This service is generally used directly with applications such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Point Cast Network, and other CERN-compatible applications. This service offers the following support:
? Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) support and object caching
? File Transfer Protocol (FTP) support and object caching
? Gopher protocol support
? Disk caching
? IP address aggregation (using a single address for multiple computers)
? IP address translation
? CERN-proxy compatibility
? SSL (HTTPS and SNEWS) tunneling (data encryption)
? Integrated, user-level security providingencrypted logon for browsers, which supports Windows NT Challenge/Response authentication
? Support for most operating systems including UNIX, Windows NT Server, Windows NT Workstation, Windows 95, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 3.1, and Macintoshsystems
? Masks LAN structure, topology, addressing, and so on
? Logging of Internet requests from clients
? Management of multiple servers through a single common GUI interface
? No direct Internet access to the LAN or vice versa. The Proxy Server performs all operations

The above is how the web proxy is structually designed in MS proxy server. The short answer is... it will work... you have to input the settings in the browser configuration...

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