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By graemeduncan ·
Can anyone tell me how to set up a linux desktop box running Red Hat 6.2 on an NT 4.0 network? Should I simply ensure the relevant protocols are running on Linux then allocate an IP address in my current NT scope? Is it that simple??

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by marshallkeithusa In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

NO it is not quite that simple as far as ip address goes it is that simple. If your NT box uses DHCP then linux can be setup to get the IP automatically.

The problem is file sharing. To do that you will have to set up Samba on the linux box anduse samba client to mount and access files on the NT box. There are several GUI add ons to Samba that look similar to network neighborhood I can point you to those if you like but first setup samba I would get the latest on from www.samba.org

Hope this helps

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by graemeduncan In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

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by schannachie In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

Hi,

As you can see, the answer #1 is only the file sharing problem, so you can be able to share files using the samba port. But, you need to configure your e-mail client, the printing service (via smb port), the browser, etc. I have my linux box connected at a Win NT / Win2K, with unix and linux servers (local internetwork), and reaching a WAN and the public internet also. All of this is only up to your skils, as you see is not for a 2k answer. But it's possible.


Good luck !

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by schannachie In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

You can get some help at www.linux.org dowloading the HOW-TO files

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by graemeduncan In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

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by cyrille In reply to Linux and NT 4.0

Hi,
...and don't forget the eventually problem with passowrds....if your NT machine has no service pack (or SP 3 or less), it is accepting only clear text password. This is inportant. In the smb.conf file you have notice are passwords encrypted or not (in the section global:
encrypt passwords = yes (or no)

cyrille

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