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Windows 95 Peer-Peer / dialup networking

By luhambam ·
2 Windows 95 computers are connected by peer-to-peer through a NIC. One of them must communicate with a Unix server through a dial-up connection.

The problem is; if the dial-up is enabled, the peer-peer becomes disabled. It is like the two adapters on the second computer are refusing to be configured. what could the problem?????

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by syspop In reply to Windows 95 Peer-Peer / di ...

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THE FOLLOWING IS DANGEROUS AND OPENS YOUR PCS TO HACK ATTACKS. My suggestion would be to physically tote a disk (or CD) over to the other PC, rather than do it this way. In an emergency, on a RUN ONCE ONLY basis, followed by a full virus, pest and security scan, you may get by with it unscathed, if you're lucky:

Add TCP/IP protocol to the Dial Up Networking link you're using to access the external system and to the Network Card Interface. This may require "BINDing" the protocol to the Dial Up and Networking Adapters.

Also verify that NETBIOS (or NETBUI) is bound on the dialup link, or you won't be able to browse in. If you're using a personal firewall, open Port 139 (extremely dangerous, but necessary for Windows 95 peer networking).

Next, make sure that File and Printer Sharing is enabled on the 95 machines.

Do the transfer - the faster the better.

The instant you're done, yank the phone plug and scan the PCs. Expect an attack. An open 139 port HAS TO SHOW UP on hackers' sniffers.

Again - if you can avoid doing it, avoid it.

If you need to do this periodically, consider an O/S upgrade (BSD 4.2 is pretty safe), or get a hardware FW appliance.

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