I'm currently setting up a second computer to run linux on as a
development machine which I want to network with my Win2K machine.
There will only be these two computers on the network with the Linux
machine running Apache, MySQL, PHP etc and I'll be using the Win2K
machine to basic office stuff, access the internet and of course play
My problem is that I'm not sure how to get the Linux and windows
machines talking together properly. Do I need to setup DHCP? or can I
use a static IP?
I know I need Samba running on the linux machine if I want to access
files from windows.
At the moment I've tried putting in a static IP addresses on machines
and doing this the windows machine can ping itself and the linux
machine fine but when I try to ping the windows machine from the linux
machine it doesn't get a response.
I'd be very grateful for any help or links to sites with info on
setting this up as I haven't had any luck finding anything so far.