[Samba] RH9/W2K Networking

Tom Dickson bombcar at bombcar.com
Sat Sep 13 03:56:52 GMT 2003

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You're using an invalid IP address (it's a public one, and begins with a
zero which may confuse things). I'd recommend you set the linux box to and the Windows box to, both with a netmask of and a broadcast of

With a bcast of things get weird.

The 10.x.x.x network is reserved for private IP space.

- -Tom

Paul Kerin wrote:
| Hi,
| I've searched for days to find some step by step instructions but
| haven't found anything that seems to work.
| I have two boxes:
| 	Red Hat 9 with a net connection
| 	Win2K with a CD-ROM drive
| Both have working Realtek 10/100 NICs with just a cable connecting them
| directly (no switch/hub/etc).
| I want to be able to access the net from my win2k machine and access the
| cd-rom from my Red Hat 9 box.
| As I said, I've found heaps of instructions but haven't had much luck
| with them.  I don't know whether the problem is with Samba or not.
| I'm guessing my RH9 box isn't broadcasting anything, but I'm not really
| sure what to look for or how to troubleshoot it if I found it.
| So I guess the first step is to make sure eth0 is set up correctly for
| Samba...
| This is what I get from "ifconfig eth0":
| eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:20:18:A1:34:7D
|           inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
|           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
|           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
|           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
|           collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
|           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
|           Interrupt:11 Base address:0xa000
| The Ethereal program also suggests that nothing is really being
| broadcast on the network even though eth0 seems ok "UP BROADCAST
| Is this normal?  Any ideas?
| Thanks,
| Paul
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