Pinging Windows pc from Debian

By tycoon
Jan 19, 2005
  1. Hi All....I'm very fresh in this whole open source thing....I hope u all won't get mad on the question I wanna ask...well yesterday I manage to install Debian woody on my pc,which I intend to use it as a server in home network.Hopefully It can serve my 3 windows based pc....But the problem or confusion which confront is do I need to install samba before I can start pinging my windows based pc....
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    No, you do not need Samba or any other package for ping.

    If you cannot ping your Windows computer then the problem is most likely a firewall on the Windows PC.
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