how to network RED HAT with XP

By chadro
Dec 21, 2003
  1. Just want to know how to network XP with RED HAT 9......thanks

    p.s. using 2 network cards on the XP computer....and one network card on the Linux system....also need Linux to share the internet connection with the XP puter.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    What do you want to do with the network?

    If you want to share files, install Samba-client and Samba-server packages on the RedHat system. Accessing Windows shares is pretty straightforward. Sharing files and printers from Linux is a bit more of a hassle but nothing too spooky.

    Linux will use the shared internet connection if you set the gateway IP in Linux to point to the XP machine. You need the IP that is given to the network card that connects to the Linux box.
  3. chadro

    chadro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 38

    i got the network going(by accident)

    thats cool,,,but i got my network to go by not doing a stinkin thing wen i ran Linux during its 2nd install. I guess it just got it right by default. thanks dude
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