I hope this thread is ok in here, rest assure it will be moved if its in the wrong place.
My host name on the linux box is set to xyz.net for example, it is possible to make this a live web site so people actually go to xyz.net instead of a redirection through no-ip I have?
I have Samba setup on my Mandrake linux box and basically what I want to do is share files between the three systems (2x XP machines & Mandrake Gateway) sometimes more. Ideally its going to be used for backing up work, files etc.
When the firewall (Shorewall) is enabled, I get the following message popping up in XP (from both XP machines):
On the otherhand if I disable the firewall (Shorewall), I can have full access to shares that I have setup which is what I want but the downside to that is the net sharing goes down.
I am by no means an advanced user, fairly basic user would just about sum me up so please try not to confuse me although that wouldn't be that hard given I am trying to cope with learning Linux as well as setup Cisco routers.
I have Webmin and the GUI which I am more familar with than the CLI, just makes the learning process a little easier until I get more confidence and go the full slog in the CLI.
I attempted to install Mandrake 9.1, everything went fine until I got to the internet part of things.
I use Telstra as my provider for the time being until they get their butts into gear and activate my phone line for ADSL. Anyway as soon as I'd attempt to setup the internet it would change the host name to 'dhcp-106-46' and I wasn't able to connect to the net for some strange reason. Gnome reported a problem as well when I was logging but I didn't grab what it said so I can't help you there.
Since then I went back to Mandrake 9.0 and everything is as happy as larry.
I'm just curious, if I happen to get adventurous and install 9.1 again how can the problem be fixed?
BTW you know you've been using Linux too much when you start using 'ls' instead of 'dir' to bring up a directory listing.
Any help would be great.