Samba and dial-up networking

Bill Eldridge bill at
Thu Nov 19 06:40:40 GMT 1998

> Subject: Samba and Dial-UP Networking
> Can this be done?:
> Problem:
> Samba is installed on Linux Slackware.
> Linux box can see Windows 95 clients.
> Windows 95 boxes can see the Linux box via explorer, network neighbor
>  hood, etc.
> What I am trying to do is when an authorized user dials into the Linux
>  box running Samba via a modem. Be able to view his computer or the
>  workgroup using his Win 95 explorer. Currently all you can see is the
>  Linux shared dir when using Win 95 explorer from the dial up account
>  running PPP.

Easiest way is to set up a WINS machine on the net,
and have your dial-in client point to the WINS server.
May want an LMHOSTS file to add information about
the Domain controller if you're using Windows Domain

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