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By d.jones092 ·
Hello.

I am trying to set up a peer-to-peer network using a Win2k Pro machine as my main "file server". I have shared out a folder on the hard drive called "Data", and set the permissions appropriately. However, I'm getting an error message when trying to map to it from a Win98 machine. The error says the device does not exist on the network.

Any thoughts?

Dennis Jones

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by mgonzales In reply to Peer-to-Peer Win2K

Sometimes in a peer to peer enviroment resolving a name of a computer can be a challenge and it will require the use of either the lmhosts file or the hosts file. Now if you want to map a drive you can use the ip address in the place of the name something like

net use t: \\192.161.1.1\data

This will eliminate the need for name resolution.

Hope this helps.

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by d.jones092 In reply to Peer-to-Peer Win2K

Hello.

Thanks for the info. I did create the LMHOSTS file, however there is still a resolution problem. I've put the file in windows\system32\drivers, and I included the #PRE command in the file, however the problem is still happening. Just to be clear, is it supposed to be LMHOST, or LMHOSTS?

Dennis Jones

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